Thursday, June 22, 2006


two headlines, two views of reality, same facts

If you've followed the news coverage since September 11th, you've heard of the decided slant that the BBC has engaged in against the US position at every turn. Case in point.

Iraq splits US Congress as polls loom
The other proposal simply called for a "phased withdrawal", without any specific end date.
Mischievous Republicans have labelled the proposals "cut and run" and "cut and jog".

They leave out the mischievous democrats chanting "Lie and Die", or any number of slurs. That however would reveal that the GOP statements aren't unprovoked, wouldn't it. They deep in the article finally grudgingly admit that Congress wasn't split, it was an overwhelming vote in favor of the US position, but too, that's not what they'd like you to see.

Not for the first time, the Republicans have been helped in their endeavours by the Democrats, whose splits over Iraq have been exposed yet again during the congressional debates.
Not only did they fail to speak with a unified voice in the Senate, but, when the House voted last week, 42 Democrats sided with the Republicans. Only three Republicans voted the other way.

the actual vote, qouted in another outlet,

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly against a call to pull out all US troops in Iraq by next summer as Republicans sought to capitalise on recent good news to criticise Democrats as defeatist.
"Withdrawal is not an option. Surrender is not an option," said Bill Frist, the Republican leader in the Senate, as senators voted by 86 to 13 to reject the proposal.
The motion, sponsored by the increasingly vocal Left wing of the Democrats, called for redeployments from Iraq to start this year.

The beeb couldn't even show the actual numbers. The desire they show for the American left to succeed is so obvious, you'd have to be asleep to miss it. The leftwing of the dems got bitch slapped by the center and right, and they can't even admit it, while other outlets that are also on the British left don't try to candy coat it.

n an 86-13 vote, the Senate turned back a proposal from some Democrats that would require the administration to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007, with redeployments beginning this year. No Republicans voted in favor of the plan.

so if the war is so toxic that the hard left of the dems are going to the polls with a great big smile, why are so many democrats opposed? Why would no republicans see it as a career ender? Could it be, that the BBC is wrong?


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