Stephen Green, the Vodkapundit, was probably first to post about Special Forces soldiers rescuing hostages in Iraq. Still no word about Private Maupin.
Here's a related article that made me think about the media spin...notice the title and sub-title (never mind the reporter's name):
European Hostages Rescued In IraqDon't you hate it when the media puts the good news with the bad news? We have a success underlined with a defeat - that happens a lot. Start looking for it and I'm sure you'll see a lot more.
Scattered Blasts Kill Civilians, 7 Troops
By Jackie Spinner
Washington Post Staff Writer
U.S.-led forces freed three Italian security contractors and a Polish businessman held captive at a hideout south of Baghdad on Tuesday, U.S. officials said. It was the first known military operation aimed at rescuing civilian hostages since insurgents began targeting foreigners for kidnapping in mid-April.
A new round of car bomb attacks on Tuesday killed at least 11 Iraqis and a U.S. soldier, the military said. In a separate incident, the Associated Press reported that six European soldiers -- two Poles, three Slovaks and a Latvian -- were killed when munitions they were carrying on a truck exploded on a road south of Baghdad.
This is a great day for the released hostages, for the families, for Italy, for all of us," said Gianludovico de Martino, Italy's ambassador to Iraq.
Adam Wielgosz of Poland called the rescue a "very, very good example of the cooperation in the fight of terrorism also here in Iraq."...
How come we never see it the other way around? - with the titles and sub-titles like these:
- Abu Ghraib Scandal Affects Chain of Command
Army rebuilds ten Baghdad schools and hires one thousand Iraqis
I think we all know why...