The daily, relentless negative coverage of the Iraq war and facets of the general war on terror by entities of the mainstream media have taken their toll, and may soon swing the pendulum in favor of the terrorists. Rep. Walter Jones (R) of North Carolina is one of, if not the first GOP member of Congress to call for us to pull out of Iraq. This is no doubt in response to calls from his constituents who, in the wake of unending and aggressive negative reporting from the MSM have determined that our prospects in Iraq are bleak.
The enemy within is succeeding. When it became apparent to these people that the invasion of Iraq was a foregone conclusion, despite their best efforts to stop it, they implemented Plan B; ensure a U.S. loss by demoralizing the populace and those serving in the armed forces. The surest and easiest way to demoralize is to report each and every piece of bad news, ignore any good news, and spin neutral news to make it bad. In short, make it appear that everything the U.S. military is doing is doomed to failure and reprehensible. Do this often enough and in an unrelenting manner and you will soon have people calling congressional representatives demanding that we get out of the quagmire.
This was how the MSM secured defeat in Vietnam, and it is now the template for any conflict waged by one of their political enemies. I said it yesterday, and I'll say it again: They would rather have America lose the war on terror, and have our way of life irrevocably altered, than have George Bush win the conflict and get the credit.
It really is as simple as that.