I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Reports from the quagmire

Glenn Greenwald does a really good job of taking the MSM to task for it's treatment of Ken Pollack and Michael O'Hanlon's OP-ED in the NYT yesterday.
It is difficult to remember a media spectacle to match yesterday's grand pagent where Ken Pollack and Michael O'Hanlon were paraded across virtually every network and cable news show and radio program and heralded as "war opponents" and "Bush critics" who nonetheless returned from Iraq and were forced by The Truth to admit that we are Winning. For sheer deceit and propaganda, it is difficult to remember something quite this audacious and transparently false.
Meanwhile Condi Rice and Robert Gates apparently struck out in attempts to get Iraq's Sunni neighbors to support the Shia government.

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has called for a US pull out from Iraq.
MANILA, Philippines -- Southeast Asian nations on Monday called on the United States and other nations to pull their forces out of Iraq, saying the move would help bring the war-torn country back to normal.

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued the call in a final statement after a day of talks at their annual meeting ahead of a regional security summit that includes the United States.

"We believe that the phased and calibrated withdrawal of foreign forces in Iraq, taking into account the conditions on the ground, will contribute towards bringing normalcy," the statement said.

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