Why does the media only report on the media's fascination with Sen. Barack Obama?
The biggest issue of our times is the Iraq war. This is an unmistakable fact.
One of the biggest decisions regarding the Iraq war is when to withdraw our troops from this bloody quagmire. We're caught in the crossfire of a civil war, and George Bush and John McCain are putting their foot on the gas instead of the brake.
So Obama, the supposedly "inexperienced" Senator from Illiniois, proposes a serious policy decision regarding the withdraw date for our troops in Iraq, the Washington Post decides to put in on Page 4. What gives?
For those of us who have read the book and have followed Obama closely, we know he's a man of serious intellect and substance. He's a wonk who actually has charisma, unlike John Kerry. Obama gets it, and yet he doesn't come across as arrogant.
Obama decided to publicly oppose the Iraq war from the beginning. That took courage, and Obama is again displaying courage by proposing an Iraq redeployment plan that is more aggressive than any of his rivals.
It may not be that important to the editors of the Washington Post that the next president of the United States is proposing a bold change of strategy in Iraq, but it is important to the regular people of America who overwhelmingly opposed our continued occupation of Iraq.