A reader tips me off to this front-and-center story on CNN’s home page:
Get a load of that caption. Here’s a close-up:
Here’s the link to the story: Bush, Musharraf show solidarity
Remember, this isn’t even the Iraq campaign we’re talking about. All those who go on and on about how Iraq isn’t related to the “so-called war on terror” and that invading Iraq took precious resources away from the real war should be glad to see some Presidential face time in this region.
But, no. Apparently this area is only the real war when discussing Iraq. When discussing this area, it’s not even a real war. Sort of like how so many folks like to say “I supported going into Afghanistan because of al Qaeda, but I don’t support Iraq because they weren’t involved in 9/11 or closely linked to al Qaeda.” The problem is, some of those saying this (and I know a couple personally) didn’t support going into Afghanistan at the time.
But consider that Nancy Pelosi said last June “I assume that the war in Afghanistan is over, or is the contention that you have that it continues?…The war in Afghanistan is over.” Maybe that’s what they mean. There was a war, but it’s CNN’s contention that it’s over.
UPDATE: The front-page has since changed. For a while it was another image and caption about Bush’s visit to Pakistan, and not it’s about the Army’s criminal investigation into Pat Tillman’s death.