Four Years and Many Apologies Later, NYTimes Still Selling the Iraq War From Its Front Page

Michael O'Hanlon
Michael O’Hanlon

Kenneth M. Pollack
Kenneth M. Pollack

Vomit in hand, the NYTimes approaches us with the same regurgitated lies offered month after month by their bosses on Wall St. and in Washington. It’s a sordid dynamic to observe. They lie. Lots of people die, after which the lie becomes clear. They apologize. The white US populace accepts it and everything rolls on. Today’s high-priced op-ed whores go by the monikers Michael E. O’Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack. Excerpts are all that are needed,

Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw

Hmph.. Is that what guttercrow whores are calling themselves these days? Analysts? I like it. At least more than correspondent or anchor. Analyst is sexy in a heavy metal, sleek, modern, cruise missile kinda way. It’s sexy in a way that neither ‘anchor’, correspondent or ‘reporter’ will ever be. Analyst. More from the analysts,

Today, morale is high. The soldiers and marines told us they feel that they now have a superb commander in Gen. David Petraeus; they are confident in his strategy, they see real results, and they feel now they have the numbers needed to make a real difference.

If this was a SNL skit and genocide wasn’t happening, this analysis from Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack, our analysts, would be hilarious.

Analysis. That is what these analysts do. They do anal. And while their performances don’t quite seem to convince me, their johns seem pleasured enough. According to the rate and level of violence established by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health mortality study done over a year ago in Iraq, Iraqi civilian casualties at this point are likely in excess of a million. O’Hanlon’s and Pollack’s analysis refuses to be distracted by such things,

In war, sometimes it’s important to pick the right adversary, and in Iraq we seem to have done so. A major factor in the sudden change in American fortunes has been the outpouring of popular animus against Al Qaeda and other Salafist groups, as well as (to a lesser extent) against Moktada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army.

Sometimes it is important to pick the right adversary. A million civilians killed. Half children. Sometimes it is important to pick the right adversary. Sometimes not. A million dead in Iraq equals 11 million dead US civilians proportionally. But anyways, the important questions,

1. How much longer should American troops keep fighting and dying to build a new Iraq while Iraqi leaders fail to do their part?

2. How much longer can we wear down our forces in this mission?

If nothing else these analysts are good at keeping our priorities in check.

The Times, as usual, does its readers know favors in regard to understanding what is actually happening, employing the most used tool of the trade of our analysts. The removal of context. 22 days before the publishing of this op-ed, the author, our analyst, Michael O’Hanlon stated in a panel discussion in DC,

Iraq is being ethnically segregated. Ethnic cleansing is on its way, it’s happening, and at least a couple million people have been displaced.

That line is needed to make sense of O’Hanlon’s conclusions about Iraq.

O’Hanlon the analyst on July 9th.

Ethnic cleansing is on its way…at least a couple million people have been displaced.

O’Hanlon the analyst on July 31st.

Here is the important thing Americans need to understand. We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq.
Today, morale is high.

O’Hanlon, Pollack and their friends on Wall Street, at the Pentagon and in the CIA are no fans of the mystery or suspense novel. Though the NYTimes does its best to blur and hide it, it is there for us to see.

A million civilians dead.
A couple million displaced.
Ethnic cleansing is on the way.
Morale is high.

One Response to “Four Years and Many Apologies Later, NYTimes Still Selling the Iraq War From Its Front Page”

  1. you it could order the article of MICHAEL E. O’HANLON AND KENNETH M. POLLACK published in utimo day 30 for periodical NYT for my email?
    he would be very been thankful.

    MArcio Grey
    São Paulo Brasil

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