Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"We find ourselves in a strange time:"

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld addressed the National Convention of the American Legion yesterday and took on the MSM. From the transcript of his speech (emphasis added):
...We find ourselves in a strange time:

When a database search of America’s leading newspapers turns up 10 times as many mentions of one of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib who was punished for misconduct, than mentions of Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, the first recipient of the Medal of Honor in the Global War on Terror;

When a senior editor at Newsweek disparagingly refers to the brave volunteers in our Armed Forces as a “mercenary army”;

When the former head of CNN accuses the American military of deliberately targeting journalists and the former CNN Baghdad bureau chief admits he concealed reports of Saddam Hussein’s crimes when he was in power so CNN could stay in Iraq; and It is a time when Amnesty International disgracefully refers to the military facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds terrorists who have vowed to kill Americans and which is arguably the best run and most scrutinized detention facility in the history of warfare, as “the gulag of our times.”

Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and distortions being told about our troops and our country.

The struggle we are in is too important -- the consequences too severe -- to have the luxury of returning to the old mentality of “Blame America First.”...

Update: A must read Plain lies, war lies and partisanship


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is TNP writing.

Hurrah for Secretary Rumsfeld! The same people who helped defeat the US and our Aussie, Thai, Filipino, New Zealander and Korean allies in the Vietnam War, a political defeat as opposed to a military debacle, are now running the MSM. They are too smart by half, and I'm ashamed of their distortions and infuriated by their lopsided and biased presentation of what's happening in the Iraq phase of the War against Islamic Fascism. So you go, Rummy, and tear the MSM a new one. They deserve even worse.

September 2, 2006 at 7:38 PM  

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