Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"Amazing...Historic...Gigantic Step Forward"

Donald Rumsfeld explained to MSM where the real news story is today. Too bad the reporters are so busy chasing down missing Koran pages at Gitmo that they have failed to realize the enormity of what is unfolding in the Middle East before our very eyes. Worse, they have failed in their responsibility to report what is newsworthy in this war.

Worse than that, they do not seem to care. But worst of all is that, judging by their reporting (or lack of same), MSM actually seems to wish harm upon our military and our government.

But in speaking about the formation of the Iraqi constitution, Rummy put a fine point on the true story of the 21st century for the media, sharp enough to penetrate even the thickest Blame-America-First media spin:

And then, it'll be there, and then they'll vote on whatever that constitution says, for a president, or a prime minister, whatever, representatives, they'll have a chance to vote on that in December. This is amazing. This is historic. This is a gigantic step forward. This ought not to be dismissed or trivialized. This is a big deal. Will it happen? I think it'll happen. Can I guarantee anything in life? No. I can't. No one can. It's their country.

The full transcript of Rumsfeld's briefing is posted on the Dept. of Defense website. Better yet, listen to the full 4 minutes at Radioblogger. You won't hear it on the alphabet networks, that's for sure. And a big HT to Hugh Hewitt for his post on "Flying Angels" today.

After reading it, I have material for a new post: "Weeping Blogger"