Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently visited Iraq with Sen. John Warner (R-VA) and reported that the escalation is â€œtotally and utterlyâ€ failing to produce the political reconciliation needed.
The media is reporting Levinâ€™s comments as validation of Bushâ€™s strategy. Fox News spins Levinâ€™s comments as â€œpraiseâ€ for the â€œsurge results.â€ ABC claims the comments are proof of â€œsuccess of the surge.â€
That’s just egregious. I thought that the unquestioning acquiescence to administration spin was supposed to have drained out of the media by now, but no… Is Fox News just the most obvious example of what’s endemic in the whole institution?