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I hate having to start every entry making this claim, but I will do it again: I am not a conspiracy theorist.
But, I want to bring to your attention a conversation you probably haven't heard about. A conspiracy theorist might say you haven't heard of the story because the media is extremely conservative and biased. But, I won't say that, because I am not a conspiracy theorist.
Back to the point! Yesterday, in an interview on CNN, John Boehner the acting majority leader for the US House of Representatives was quoted as saying, "Let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld."
At this point you are probably asking yourself, "why not, who else should we blame?"
But, since you weren't lucky enough to interview the leader of the House Republicans, Wolf Blitzer asked for you.
Blitzer replied, "But he's in charge of the military."
Boehner responded with a direct and non-botched answer: "The fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge, and he works closely with them and the president."
There you have it. Blame it on the generals. According to Boehner, brave military men and women are the reason the US is losing the conflict in Iraq.
You would think such a comment would get a lot of play in the press. After all, John Kerry, who is not even running for office, mixed up words during an attempted Bush criticism earlier this week and the story has been front page news for two days. So naturally, non-conspiracy theorists such as my self would expect a barnburner of a news story when the acting leader of a party blames the military for losing the war in Iraq. But, for whatever reason, the story has yet to find its way to the front page of any news outlet. However, the Kerry story is still going strong. In fact, the NY Times is currently running a front page story about Hillary Clinton not talking about Kerry.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would blame such an obvious bias on huge media conglomerates controlling the news cycle with information that will benefit the extreme right and conservative candidates. Good thing I'm not.