Breaking News: The Oregonian's David Reinhard Has Landed In Iraq
Not content to copy and paste other people’s work, David Reinhard has gone to Iraq to see for himself what the situation is there. I’m reading it now in his column called “On the Ground in Bagdhad: How Goes the Battle?” in today’s Oregonian. You have to admire the guy. An associate editor doesn’t have to take chances like this. Wait, the first quarter of the piece is the words of someone else about the situation. And it’s not even one of our guys. David’s quoting from Al-Qaida. Wow, not content to stay in the Green Zone, Dave has actually gone undercover here. Does anyone else smell another Pulitzer? Wait, there’s more: In the second half of the column, Dave quotes extensively from one of those generals who appears on TV all the time: General Barry McCaffrey. And the general says, “This is simply a brilliant success story.” Gee, not even Rumsfeld goes that far.
The important thing is that Dave had the courage to take his computer and his TV set to Iraq. But if he's really on the ground in Bagdhad, you would think he'd include some of his own observations. Oh well. Good luck while you’re there, sir, and hurry home. I bet that desk will look pretty good after what you’ve been through. Oh, and if they gave medals for copying and pasting, you’d get the Congressional Medal of Honor.
On the ground in Baghdad: How goes the battle?