READER COMMENTS ON
"VIDEO - ABC's 'Good News in Iraq' Story Turns Violent"
(15 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 3/24/2006 @ 8:21 am PT...
Well then, why not show a documentary about the re-building of Fallujah?
It could have an international cast, including Iraqis who fled the city and American soldiers who destroyed the town looking for "insurgents." We could call it "The Longest Day: Part II."
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 8:56 am PT...
So much for good news. But the 'liberal' media planted this story! Yeah, right. All you rightwingers out there that think the media just reports on bad news from Iraq, understand, THAT'S ALL THERE IS, FOLKS!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 9:12 am PT...
So, ABC's idea of the "lighter side" of Iraq news, is one of their guys getting murdered??? I wonder what the darker side is, then...real "light-hearted" television.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 9:14 am PT...
Sounds like the pilot for a real rollicking Iraqi comedy show...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 9:37 am PT...
The republican talking points always shift the story so as to blame someone else for the republicans own wrongdoing.
It is the spoiled brat syndrome.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 9:53 am PT...
I think it may have been advantageous, in the end, when Bush blamed the media for all the bad news coming out of Iraq.
The reporters say more media have died, been injured & kidnapped in Iraq than in any other war.
It had to personally burn like fire when Pres. Boob had the nerve to claim things are progressing well & it's THEIR fault people don't know about it!
Similar to the way media became outraged at what they saw going on during their coverage of Katrina--maybe this will inspire them to delve into ALL they can GET on Iraq.
One can hope.
There is SOOOOO much bad they haven't covered--like billions spent in state-of-the-art permanent military bases, like exactly how many billions Halliburton & the rest of Cheney's home boys have stolen & all the various ways they've done it, like the way contractors feed our troops out-dated foods & overcharge us & waste truck loads of refrigerated food because they run out of gas while waiting to be unloaded & it spoils, or pad their bills just to make even 'mo $ --like the way they just abandon expensive new vehicles rather than repair them for lack of the part needed-so the companies can send us a new one & get more money, or because they ran out of gas rather than let the drivers have fuel with them to refill, (this has all been testified to in Congress by guys & gals back from Iraq & is on record, unless Bush declared it classified already so no one can see it) --or like the high suicide rate of our troops, or like illness caused from depleted uranium all over the place, like the way Bush has cut benefits for the military, not gotten proper protective equipment for soldiers & for the vehicles they ride in, etc. etc.
See how much your President appreciates you risking your ass every day reporters?
Go get that story, boys!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 10:31 am PT...
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 11:06 am PT...
LMFAO.. pRicky!! please! you're killing me!
What, they arranged to have a TV producer killed so they could show "biased" news?
what a fuckwit you are.
Iraqis don't want us there. Shrubby says "we're staying".. and then wonders why there's "so much bad being shown on TV"? What GOOD is there? rebuilding schools we've destroyed? Putting back the hospitals we destroyed? The -fact- is, Iraq is in WORSE OFF SHAPE than when we went in. Sure, Saddam is gone, but the people are suffering MORE for the time being, and will CONTINUE to suffer as long as we're there.
pRicky.. explain to me how after almost 4 months their elected government FINALLY met, and then for only 30 minutes? How is that "mission accomplished"? Why aren't their ELECTED LEADERS doing a damn thing over there?
Oh.. right.. you thought you could have an "America like" Democracy in a 3rd world Arab nation.. dipshit.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 11:09 am PT...
This was a chartruse finger moment, Ricky
Your only supposed to post on purple finger moments
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 11:23 am PT...
If you take any child and drill into his head that aliens rule the universe and if he blows himself up killing anyone that disagrees with him he will go to a wonderful place you can not expect to change his way of thinking when he is an adult.
The shia think they have to kill suni and the suni think they have to kill shia. What makes the fundies think they will ever get along with christians if they can't even get along with muslims.
I am sorry but it is a dumb scenario, but that is what has been taught in the mideast for centuries and no amount of evangelism is going to change that.
The fundies might just as well pick up their toys and go home. So far as the Muslims are concerned the only good person of any other faith is a dead one.
This is not a racist or religinut statement it is just a fact of life.
The only peaceful solution is to abandon the whole area and sink any tanker trying to export oil anywhere and destroy all pipelines. Let them keep their oil and see how well it goes between two slices of bread.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 12:07 pm PT...
The sheer brutal, xenophobic idiocy of #10 leaves me breathless. Iraq was a SECULAR country before we turned our military eggbeater loose in it!
And I think that the irony of ABC's project and its outcome have been lost in translation.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 3/24/2006 @ 2:40 pm PT...
What a way to end a Friday, with the funniest sentence ever: "ABC is biased...go to Drudge Report to see proof"!!!
I am still laughing, as I signoff for the weekend!!!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 3/25/2006 @ 2:31 pm PT...
MASTERS OF WAR
Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks
You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly
Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain
You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud
You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins
How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do
Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul
And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 3/26/2006 @ 12:25 pm PT...
Well I do agree that Islam is different than all the other religions.
Their "missionaries" spread the faith by killing anyone that won't convert & killing anyone that wants to "fall away".
I first learned that in the late sixties when we studied all religions in high school---before the terrorism.
It also is not just "spiritual"--Islam functions as their "government" too. The clerics take their money & decide how it will be spent, along with telling them what to do & making them perform all these rituals day in & day out. They better do it too, or there are consequences.
I didn't respect it as a religion even back then because its more to do with power & control than anything else.
I'm not what you'd call prejudiced against them, it's more that I feel sorry for them being stuck with it, like it or not.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 3/26/2006 @ 6:40 pm PT...
come on people, freedom is on the march