C.I.R. Press Editorial

– Not just one subject today. I thought I would give a run-down. The first is what will piss off the lefties so badly. “By the end of Friday trading, News Corp. sported a market capitalization of $67.79 billion, larger than Time Warner, the former biggest media company in the world.” That is right Fox News beats CNN in the ratings and market as well. So lefties out there tell me if so much of the country is so against FNC and the right…why are their numbers so high?


“Nobel laureate Doris Lessing said the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States were "not that terrible" when compared to attacks by the IRA in Britain.”

She goes on to compare the attacks with the years of violence suffered under the IRA. I think I understand her point, but I think her way of coming to the conclusion is horribly flawed. Keep in mind that I am not trying to take away from the IRA attacks, but the article goes on to say how 3,000 died on 9/11 but 3,700 were killed over 30+ years. That is about .34 deaths/day. Acceptable? Of course not. But to compare that rate to nearly 3,000 on one single day? I don’t think so, I am going to be lazy and not find the actual number but I am willing to bet the rate of deaths due to gang violence in the LA is higher than .34 per day.

This was a well orchestrated act of war. That does not take away from the deaths caused by the IRA. But there is a big difference. However those that like to play the number game as to why to end the war never like to accept war for what it is. Every soldier, marine, seaman, and airman that loses his or her life is tragic. Then you hear we have been in this war longer than WWII. Well, do you want to go by time or loss of life? Because in WWII we lost more soldiers and marines in single beach landings than during the entire course of this war!

And finally a story you will see all over MSNBC and CNN (tongue in cheek). “Violence in Iraq has dropped by 70 percent since the end of June, when U.S. forces completed their build-up of 30,000 extra troops…”

“In Baghdad, considered the epicenter of the violence because of its mix of Shi'ites and Sunni Arabs, car bombs had decreased by 67 percent and roadside bombs by 40 percent, he said … In Anbar, a former insurgent hotbed where Sunni Arab tribes have joined U.S. forces against al Qaeda, there has been an 82 percent drop in violent deaths.”

YES, there were WMDs!

“President Bush publicly honored a fallen Navy SEAL [Lt. Michael Murphy] Monday by presenting his grieving parents with the Medal of Honor — and privately honored their sacrifice by wearing a dog tag they'd given him moments before.”

You know how the left is always yapping about how we should never ever ever have politics get involved with war. Well on CNN, just take a look at the category they placed the Medal of honor story… yes, “POLITICS.” I checked and while FNC does have it linked under politics the main story is under “U.S.”

This man is a hero, and we should all be humbled that we live in a country where people are willing to go off and lay down their lives for their fellow brothers in arms, and us. God Bless.