Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Quote Unquote Progress

A Reuters headline writer got a little sassy today, unable to use the term "progress" when referring to Iraq without surrounding it with quotes:

Troops To Stay In Iraq Despite "Progress"

The content of the article continues the tough talk about the war and the administration, including words that conservatives would say prove it's just the liberal media reporting bad news, and the rest of us would just call telling the truth (aka the media doing its job):

With his popularity falling amid mounting casualties, Bush is spending the next few weeks defending the U.S.-led war and plans to mark next Tuesday's anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty with a speech.

Since the United States formally turned over sovereignty to Iraq on June 28, 2004, more than 860 U.S. troops have been killed.Vines said, "Since that time, there's been significant progress throughout the country."

More than 1,720 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and with 80 deaths, May was the deadliest month for American forces since January, and June is on pace to match May. The continued deployment of roughly 135,000 U.S. troops in Iraq also is putting strains on the U.S. military and the U.S. Army has fallen far behind in its recruiting.

As of right now, the story is on Yahoo's main page. I wonder how quickly the headline will change and it will be relegated to the dungeon of Yahoo News.


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