Glenn Greenwald and Joshua Micah Marshall are calling out the mainstream media for uncritically parroting the Bush administration's new strategy of referring to Iraqi insurgents as "Al Qaeda." Greenwald writes, "What is so amazing about this new rhetorical development — not only from our military, but also from our 'journalists' — is that, for years, it was too shameless and false even for the Bush administration to use.
In an attempt to deflect criticism that its fast food makes children fat, McDonald's is recruiting mothers as "quality correspondents" to observe and report on its operations.
Neoconservative war hawk Ken Adelman has gone public with an attack on the Bush administration's handling of Iraq, saying that "the President is ultimately responsible" for what Adelman now calls a "debacle." The Washington Post notes that criticisms now coming from neocons such as Adelman and Richard Perle are the "most striking" examples of
The most recent USA Today/Gallup poll indicates that 55% of Americans think things in Iraq are "out of control," and a similar majority favors withdrawing all U.S. troops from the country either immediately or within a year. This explains why George Bush's favorite slogan - 'stay the course' - has been tossed into the trash bin of political rhetoric.
As part of our efforts to cut to the facts of issues in Congress, Congresspedia has gone back through the major votes on the Iraq War and summarized what was at stake in each. In this election season, we were reminded of the brouhaha over the 2004 remark by Sen.