American troops have withdrawn from Iraq’s cities having successfully completed their mission. In the midst of an international conflict – it used to be called, misleadingly, the Global War on Terrorism; it’s now called, incoherently, an “overseas contingency operation” – both al-Qaeda and Iran have been beaten on a battlefield in the heart of the Middle East.
One might think that would be a major news story. One would be wrong. The mainstream media have other stories to cover, other priorities – Michael Jackson’s death and Sarah Palin stepping down as Alaska’s governor top among them.
How the Media Didn’t Report Our Victory in Iraq