This afternoon, it's back to business as usual for top news items:
- "More G.O.P. Lawmakers Voice Unease"
- "Castro calls Chavez during live broadcast"
- "9 die as car bomb blasts minibus in Iraq"
The New York Times article about the Israeli raid raised an interesting point. Syria was the only Arab country to criticise the raid.
Maybe Islamic states in the Middle East didn't want Syria to have nuclear warheads on its Scud missiles any more that Israel did. It must be irksome to be rescued by Jews. Again.
All the News We Want to Print?I realize that news has to present a changing face, or people lose interest, but I'm impressed at how a car bomb killing nine people headed for worship at a Shiite mosque, tragic as it is, is more important than a top-secret raid that changed the strategic situation in the Middle East.
The old saying, "you can't see the forest for the trees" seems to apply here. Watching and reading what's on the news, it's easy to get the impression that the war on terror is nothing but an unending succession of car bombings and tragic civilian causalities.
Is it any wonder that so many people think that the U.S. freeing Iraq from Saddam Hussein, and helping the new Iraqi government get itself organized is a bad idea? And, are less than enthusiastic about the war on terror in general?
More about the Israeli raid on Syria's nuclear reactor:
- "No Radioactive Kimchi: Israel Blew Up a Syrian Reactor"
(October 14, 2007)
- "Radioactive Kimchi, or Nuclear Bomb Material?"
(September 23, 2007)
- "Nuclear Materials from North Korea, Sand, or Radioactive Kimchi?"
(September 18, 2007)