Tuesday, November 16, 2004


I have always been frustrated with the MSM and GOP portrayal of the resistance in Iraq as being foreign insurgents. I do not deny the fact that there is a level of insurgency within Iraq that can't go ignored. But this LA Times article points out the 'enemy' we now battle is more resurgents then insurgents. Only a small percentage of the 1000 catpured Iraqis are foreign fighters:
Of the more than 1,000 men between the ages of 15 and 55 who were captured in intense fighting in the center of the insurgency over the last week, just 15 are confirmed foreign fighters, Gen. George W. Casey, the top U.S. ground commander in Iraq, said Monday.
So do you think the major arm of the Right Wing Media Machine, The MSM, will start using the term Resurgents, since it is a more accurate description of the fighters we are up against. Don't hold your breath!


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