Big Media Maintains Its Grip
The following post appears today at AndrewSullivan.com;
Finally, a description (ed. - from the Washington Post) of what the administration itself believes has been the goal in Falluja:
"What we're trying to do is extricate ourselves from Fallujah," said a senior U.S. official familiar with U.S. strategy who would speak only on the condition of anonymity. "There's overwhelming pressure with the Coalition Provisional Authority and the White House to deliver a successful Iraq transition, and Iraq is proving uncooperative."
So the initial goal of removing the insurgents has been abandoned. Meanwhile, the president says: "My resolve is firm. This is an historic moment. The world watches for weakness in our resolve. They will see no weakness. We will answer every challenge." So is the president telling the truth or is the anonymous "senior administration official"? Or has the administration official declined to inform the president?
I sent this email to Andrew Sullivan;
Finally, a description of what the homosexuals themselves believe has been the goal in Massachusetts. "What we're trying to do is extricate ourselves from this whole gay marriage thing" said a prominent gay activist familiar with the gay marriage strategy who would speak only on the condition of
anonymity. "There's overwhelming pressure among the gay marriage activists and the State House to deliver a successful marriage-civil union transition, and some gays are proving uncooperative."
So the initial goal of marriage for homosexuals has been abandoned. Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan says: "It was fascinating to observe the impact of Monday's marriage moment. For the most part, it was celebratory. Polls are showing increasing support for equal marriage rights and sliding approval for governor Mitt Romney." So is Sullivan telling the truth or is the anonymous "prominent gay activist"? Or has the gay activist declined to inform Mr. Sullivan?
Andrew, the above makes about as much sense and is as accurate as your quoting of WaPo on any subject concerning the war on terror, the 9/11 Commission, the approaching general election, the ongoing campaigns for the latter, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel, Europe or the kitchen sink. You are smarter than that.
I wonder if he will respond or print it? Probably not. I take everything I read with a grain of salt, and anything produced by "big media" with two grains.