Friday, April 11, 2008

Michael Yon: The Broken Record

In the article titled Let's 'Surge' Some More Michael Yon, promotes the idea that the U.S. is definately winning the war in Iraq. He purports that the Iraqi people are ecstatic with the United States presence in Iraq.

Blue Texan from FireDogLake uncovers how Yon has been singing the same tune for many years. Texan states:

"But wait -- what did he say about the war 2 years ago?

'Please do not let your respective media delude you: we are winning in Iraq.
I'm shocked.'

What about 3 years ago?

'I get the impression that people at home are losing faith in the effort, though we are winning.' "

It seems that Michael Yon is a broken record. He has borrowed Bush's rosy-colored glasses to assess the situation in Iraq. Although he has spent an enormous amount of time in Iraq, as he states in his article:

"I may well have spent more time embedded with combat units in Iraq than any other journalist alive. I have seen this war – and our part in it – at its brutal worst."

He still seems to be overly optimistic as always. Perhaps it's the books he wants to sell? (I don't know, do people aggrandize events to gain monetary gains? I'm not totally sure) But, that point aside, he thinks that there is a need for more soldiers in Iraq! I agree with Blue Texan on this one in asking the question when will propgandists like Yon ever admit that it just isn't working.