24 September 2007

No-Spin Zone My Balls

This past week FOX News obsessed about the MoveOn.org advert story and covered O.J. Simpson's latest rendez-vous the law, but there was much more going on which impacted the 172,000 troops our country has stationed in Iraq.

In my opinion, FOX News used both stories to avoid reporting what was going on in that war-torn country.

U.S. troops in Iraq found out that they will not be getting a year off between deployments because Republicans in the Senate voted down a measure that Senators Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel had proposed which would have insured all soldiers are given a year off between deployments to Iraq.

That was just one example of what was taking place in Iraq last week.

There were other events tied to the war in Iraq that went virtually unnoticed - stories that were relegated to the back burner or just not covered in the MoveOn-O.J. media blitz:

1) 7 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq
2) Three-fourths of all Iraqis claim the "surge" is not working
3) Over 9 BILLION dollars of U.S. taxpayer money is missing in Iraq
4) There has been an uptick in the number of soldiers suffering from brain problems due to the war in Iraq
5) A new poll indicates one million Iraqis have died since the U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq
6) The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) projects the U.S. will be in Iraq for decades at a cost in the trillions of dollars.

Our country has 172,000 young men and women serving in the military in Iraq. For FOX News Channel to engage in media overkill of the O.J. robbery and fake outrage because MoveOn exercised its constitutional right of free speech is a slap in the face of every brave young American serving our country.

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