Sunday, April 24, 2005

Bush Success

The N&O ran a front page article on the difficulties President Bush is facing in his second term. The "news" article could have been written by Howard Dean as it hit all of the main anti-Bush talking points.

But buried on page 18A was the news that as of today all Syrian troops will be out of Lebanon. Here is a tremendous success for the Bush Doctrine, and there is little doubt that our liberation of Iraq gave freedom movements in the Middle East the boost needed to voice their dissatisfaction. So it is newsworthy to the N&O editors that in one article a Democratic filibuster is a Bush "failure," but there is no mention in the paper of the Bush success in Lebanon.