Friday, April 13, 2007

Utter Insanity

Aside from the "I-Man" imbroglio and Larry Birkhead's paternity in the ever unfolding Anna Nicole saga, very little "news" has penetrated the Dow Compound in recent days.

Friday morning, I woke up and meandered into the basement, hopping on-line to see what was actually going on out there.

That's when I saw this, this, this, and this.

An Iraqi suicide bomber managed to slyly snake through eight levels of security to detonate a bomb while other "insurgents" blew up a bridge on the Tigris River that connects Baghdad's Shia and Sunni enclaves.

Is there anyone out there besides the maniacal John McCain and our delusional president who thinks the "surge" will bring stability, freedom, democracy, peace, love and Fox News to Baghdad and the rest of Iraq?

I quickly turned on the television to see if there was any coverage of these events. Might there be pictures of the parliament or perhaps an explanation of exactly how the bomber managed to get to his intended target? The obvious supposition is that the help of many members of the security forces would have been necessary, and points to the fact that the Iraqi government and our military cannot secure the country.

Instead, I was greeted with more commentary about the sins of Imus, and the need to satisfy the vengeful god of political correctness by offering up a haggard 66-year-old man on the altar of collective guilt.

Baghdad burns as a result of "Coalition" actions in bringing down an existing state and unleashing disorder and revolution, all in the name of "freedom." Meanwhile, the Fourth Estate, who was asleep at the switch in 2002 and 2003 no longer even bothers, flooding the airwaves day and night with inanities and salacious gossip.

If I spent more than five minutes watching MSNBC, CNN, or Fox which would I be more likely to see? A press coference with Nouri al-Maliki or Larry Birkead? An analysis of the breakdown of Iraq's security procedures or the latest on Sanjaya Malakar? An explanation of the issues at the heart of the Shia/Sunni divide or an overview of breakdown in the friendship between Britney and Paris?

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