Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Most of the Media doesn't require Tryptophan

Last Wednesday, just before the commemorative holiday celebrating the 137th anniversary of the invention of Dynamite (or dy-no-mite in 70s speak) the Department of Defense released a report it obviously wanted buried in the festivities leading up to the occasion.*

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Late on the Wednesday afternoon before the Thanksgiving holiday (ed: oh, yeah, that too), the US Defense Department released a report by the Defense Science Board that is highly critical of the administration's efforts in the war on terror and in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

'Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies [the report says]. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standing, even increasing, support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan and the Gulf states. Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy.'


MSNBC notes that the report, in a comment that directly goes against statements made by President Bush and senior cabinet members, says the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have united otherwise-divided Muslim extremists and given terrorists organizations like Al Qaeda a boost by "raising their stature."

Golly, reality going against a Bush Administration policy, there's a shocker. Let he without sin, cast the first stone...really, give Chimpy a rock!

*Nevermind Wampum's Koufax Awards, Attaturk is going to nominate that first paragraph for the "Too Clever by Half Award".

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