Opinion from the desk of the Editor:
Has anyone else noticed that the war on ISIS has all but slid off the front page? I guess it is the old “outta sight, outta mind” thing.
We Americans are a fickle bunch. Once we lose interest then we move on to the next “big” story that the media feeds us. And then begin to bitch about that little piece of info fed to is through an eye dropper.
It is almost predictable just how fast the war thing becomes a distant memory once the case has been made to do it and the public gives it it’s approval. Once we digest the new events then we start bitching about what is being done and how we cannot understand the situation at all. And the bitching will continue until the media decides it is time to move on and give Americans another diversion.
Bet you would like an example…..look at the latest war on Gaza…..while the bombs were falling and people dying every pundit was trying to get to the “real” facts of the conflict….now the bombs have stopped but the dying continues and NO one cares enough to do a follow up….this accomplishes things like diverts the attention from the possible war crimes of Israel and diverts attention to other bigger things (to be determined by the media)…….
Or the latest news………..Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact today that will allow US forces to remain in the country past the end of the year. At a ceremony held at the presidential palace in Kabul, newly appointed national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar signed the document along with US Ambassador James Cunningham. The deal will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31.
The pundit class never noticed…..but a DUI from some swimmer makes in the evening news…..matters not that we will be fighting in Afghanistan for at least 25 years. Or their fixation on some American blue blood that squirts out a baby…..NO one cares!
There is NOTHING more important that our soldiers and especially fighting a war they cannot win……saying nothing about the damage these wars have done to lives and families….but somehow it is not that important. It is SHAMEFUL!
This is one blogger that will NOT take the bait. And because of my stubbornness I will possibly lose some readers because I will not bow to social convention and take the bait.
When I write I write for truth and understanding….NOT for popularity. If my style loses me readers then so be it…..but I will NOT compromise just to gain popularity.
As the war continues….so will be my posts……..
For my readers that appreciate my attempts to paint a more factual picture of our involvement in the Middle east….Thank you for your time…..and to those that will move on…..sorry to see you go.
Turn the page!