Negative Spin on the War

June 8th, 2004  

Topic: Negative Spin on the War

I have been seeing a lot of real negative press on the war in Iraq lately, and it also seems that some of the American public are not supporting the troops over there anymore. That is hell for morale on the guys trying to fight a war over there. I was just curious if anyone knows what could be done to get everyone back behind our troops again.

I just hate to see something like Vietnam start happening again. I just pray for the guys over there that Bush gets re-elected so they have the full support of the Commander in Chief.
June 8th, 2004  
Me too! We first need to get rid of the soldiers like Linda England, and put them into the electric chair! To show the world that we do not tolerate this kind of things in the one of the most proffessional Armies in the World! Than D. H. Rumsfeld should think alittle bit more of what's good and what's not, we must help those people over there! That's our primary mission over there! We must show them all that we are the true liberators of the country(O.K. terrrorists should be tortured for extracting infos, but what Linda and her little husband did to all the prisoners not just terrorists, and on what ways it's totaly unacceptable!) to show the world that, and we'll be back on our tracks.
June 8th, 2004  
I'm not moderator,but watch it,this people dont like that kind of talk here
to Uncle_sam
June 8th, 2004  
USMC Johnny
War is Hell.. Who ever said that statement was correct.

The reason that there is such a negative spin on the War in Iraq, is because War is negative.. Your whole job as a solider is to kill people, 100% without a doubt.. And if you are not on the front lines, your job is to aid and assist people 100% to help them better kill people.

War is not pretty.....

But......... That does not give the media the right to always see the bad side of War.. There are good things in War, like the things that we have fixed and made better since we invaded.. Another thing is this: the United States is the only country in the world, who could wipe the face of the map with any enemy without even batting an eye. But we don't, and the media calls us the bad guy.. If they really would like to see how bad we can be, why don't we show them? I mean how many countries would pride themselves on rebuilding instead of taking over.

I'm just saying this: War is Hell, but some good can come of it.. they just don't want to show it.

That's my view... Take it or leave it...

Semper Fi
June 8th, 2004  
I currently have a brother in Iraq, as well as several friends, so I would love to see the war end. But, as a friend of mine once said, I would rather that the war be fought over THERE than over HERE.

You will pretty much ALWAYS see negative's a maxim within journalism that "If it bleeds, it leads." One of our country's core beliefs is the concept of "Freedom of Speech" -- if the media wants to exercise that freedom to place a negative spin on the war, then it is their right to do so. Just as Uncle Sam has the freedom to express his views.

Of course, with more years in the active duty military than Sam has been alive, I find myself in disagreement with him. Please tone it down a bit, Sam...I understand what you are saying, but posts like that can be taken the wrong way.
June 8th, 2004  
Italian Guy
I agree.
Why is that in your opinion that media are like that? i mean thats all the same here, but i know the reasons for its like this here. but why are media biased in that sense in the US too?
June 8th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
Why should we care what the media says? An ignorant man follows the publics decision, while a wise man follows his own.
June 8th, 2004  
Its like a car wreck everyone has to slow down and look while if a car is stalled everyone drives on by. Most of the time it is always bad news that will get everyones attention and hits hearts the hardest.
June 8th, 2004  
Rotty, during the years of Vietnam, the President was always in support of the troops. It was the duped public that never really got it. Of course that's not an indictment of every American just the vociferous and gullible who were taken in by the communists' propaganda machine. Once they convinced the families back home that going out and protesting in the streets would bring their boys back home sooner, well it was a piece of cake after that. it sounded good to the moms, dads, and brothers and sisters back home. What the protesters were incapable of seeing was how many more American lives were lost because the communists took strength from their protesting. They felt they could outlast the Americans' will to fight, so they continued on even when they were beaten in every major battle. Richard Nixon eventually caved into the communists inspired protests and from then on it was a lost cause for us.
I too would hate to see the same crap happening. I would hate to see American fighting forces betrayed once again.
June 8th, 2004  
Here's what I don't get: Even if I wouldn't support a war a t all, and thought that it was nothing more then mass-murder, (which I don't) I wouldn't blame the soldiers for it, they're still just doing their jobs.
And hey, the last time I checked the US was a democracy, so anybody who's against the war right now, should vote accordingly, and don't whine if it doesn't go the way they want it. Majority rules…