Why is the media ignoring Iraq?

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    For the record I think Obama made the right move by pulling out of Iraq and Bush's bonehead war did nothing for us.

    That said. You hear NOTHING about Iraq, even though it's slipping into chaos. Sunnis are moving out of Shia neighborhoods, violence is escalating, Sunni Politicians are boycotting the Iraqi Parliament, Turk is bombing Kurdistan and the Sunnis are thinking of making a push for a separate state!

    It's a fragile situation ready to explode. Yet the mainstream media reports nothing on the situation. The average American would think nothing dangerous is going on over there. Heck it's even hard to find news on Iraq via a google search.


     
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    A failed war - Iraq the world’s fourth-most-corrupt country and by far the worst in the Middle East. That's what an US asset politician in Iraq says.

     
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    They’re not.

    The American people are ignoring Iraq.

    The media go where the ratings are.
     
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    Obama didn't pull out of Iraq the Iraqi Government told us to leave. Big difference. If they had asked us to stay we would have still been there.
     
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    Bush Jr's score was settled, he got his target, Saddam, wasted billions, grew tired of it and moved on to more vacations and early retirement. Times change, scapegoats change, and the fight for truth justice and the America way has new targets. Only change in Iraq is who is killing who, and so it goes....

    "I repeat: the entire war and occupation are immoral. If you criticize the Bush administration on the grounds that it "bungled" the war, this leaves one, and only one, inevitable implication: if they had prosecuted the war and occupation "competently," then you would have no complaints whatsoever. That is: you think the invasion and occupation of Iraq were justified and moral. If that's what you actually think, you belong in the Bush camp. You're arguing over managerial style, and about issues that are entirely trivial."
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    First, Obama pulled us out of Iraq (the right move I might add), not Bush. Saddam has been dead for a while now.

    Second, your saying Bush's objective was to rid Iraq of Sadam, how is that different than Obama's objective of ridding Libya of Gaddiff. Much different methods. No one can argue that Obama's method was 10 fold better and I hope future militarymen learn to copy Obama's Libya strategy when trying to rid a country of a dictator.

     
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    Obama did not pull us out of Iraq. The withdrawal had already been agreed to by the Bush administration before Obama became president, and when the time came to leave, Obama tried to get the Iraqis to agree to an extension, but they refused to do so unless US soldiers who were accused of committing crimes against Iraqis were subject to Iraqi law and Iraqi courts. Obama couldn't agree to this so he reluctantly pulled out.

    Obama had no strategy for getting Qaddafi out of Libya, he was just a cheerleader for the Europeans, mostly the French. The UN resolution the French used to justify their bombing of Libya and supplying the rebels with weapons, and for which Obama was waving his pom poms, only authorized a no fly zone, not an all out bombing campaign. The French and our slogan meister president sought justification for the bombing campaign in the UN call to protect civilian lives, but so far we have no idea how many civilians, as opposed to rebels in civilian dress, Libyan forces killed and how many civilians the rebels and Europeans killed because of suspected ideological differences.
     
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    et al,

    Interesting!

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    I don't think it is so much that Iraq has disappeared from the news, as it is that the media has shifted its attention to the Election; and the impression that America is not interested in Iraq any more. America would just as soon that phase of its history just fade away.

    No one wants to highlight the fact that Iraq did not turn-out well.

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    Now that Americans are not dying in Iraq everyday people here are not interested in it anymore, besides this is what the Iraqis wanted. When we were there all I heard was "Oh those awful Americans we don't need them, if they left everything would be great" well they got what they wanted, and low and behold nothing has changed they are still blowing themselves up.
     

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