February 05, 2004

So Where's the Program?

It's an old phrase "you can't tell the players without a program". IraqNow has a post up that shows this applies to Iraqi insurgencies, in spades. The news media are making a fatal error by lumping all the insurgent forces into one movement.

They are not one movement. Thus you have military men, who do make the distinction, who refer to one particular insurgency as being crushed and the media cries gotcha because the aggregate activity of all insurgencies has not gone down.

Somebody needs to write a program naming the players so the media can keep proper score. Wait, isn't that the media's job in the first place?

Posted by TMLutas at February 5, 2004 09:21 AM