You see, imperialism does have its perks. Forget for a moment that suicide bombings were non-existent in Iraq before we invaded. Forget that widespread sectarian violence, the imposition of Sharia law in Iraqi communities, and the mass exodus of Christians are also post-invasion occurrences. The real sign of progress is that the puppet regime we installed has kindly agreed to allow us to further meddle in the internal affairs of the nation -- you know, just as we would do if someone were to invade our country, overthrow our government, and maintain a permanent military presence.
Thomas believes the biased reporting on the part of the media will have implications on the upcoming election. He concludes, "Since journalists never acknowledge errors of judgment or wrong predictions and are never held accountable when they err, that job must fall to John McCain." Yes, I'm sure that old war horse will prove to be every bit as much of a conservative savior as George W. Bush.
I will say that Thomas gets it half right: Media coverage of the war in Iraq has been lacking. But the problem isn't that it has been too critical; it's that it hasn't been critical enough.