Friday, November 26, 2004

Remember this?

In the week leading up to the election, questions regarding the 380 tons of missing explosives from the Al Qaqaa facility was gigantic news. Now, not so much. I guess that since the story no longer has the potential to unseat President Bush, the press believes no one cares. And for all I know, that may be true. But, if it is true, it is only because of the manner in which the media reported the story.

You see, if this story is about the timing of the revelation, or about John Kerry's use of the story on the stump, or about the administration's reaction(s), or about the penetration of the story into the minds of the voting public -- then of course it no longer matters.

But, if this story is about yet another example of ongoing incompetence of this administration's Iraq campaign, then it still means something. As you may recall, the battle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people rages on. And you would think that the press would realize this.
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