What Bias? AP Reporter does his best to spin Obama's new undeclared war by attacking Bush
Not only does AP Reporter Josh Lederman do his best to spin Obama’s new undeclared war in a positive light, but he gets his facts wrong in the process.
Take a look:
Ace of Spades HQ blogger Gabriel Malor jumped all over it:
Malor went on to write over at AOSHQ:
Neither the White House, nor our Arab partners, have announced just what our Arab partners contributed. I expect all or nearly all of the air strikes were actually made by U.S. forces.
The air strikes in Syria targeted ISIL, but also the Khorasan Group (a group I had not heard of), which is supposed to be one of the Al Qaeda splinters in Syria that was planning to attack the U.S. or U.S. interests. They also targeted the Nusra Front, which is the big Al Qaeda group in Syria.
After the air strikes began, a Syrian fighter jet entered Israeli air space and was shot down by the Patriot air defense system.
In addition to lacking domestic authorization for war, as I wrote in my tweets last night, the President failed to secure international authorization for war in Syria. The latter is less important to me than the former, but it was, once upon a time, pretty important to Democrats that wars be justified under international law. Indeed, Obama went to great lengths to see that the UN would sign off on his Libyan misadventure.
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This stuff is tired. Regardless of how you feel about the Iraq war under Bush, the current mess with ISIS is Obama’s problem. No amount of comparisons to Bush will justify the unconstitutional nature of Obama’s current military actions.
Aside from that, Obama has begun a new war in Syria against a loud chorus from top Pentagon personnel who express grave concern that his strategy will do little more than ensnare the US in another long, aimless war with no path to victory.
A journalist’s job is to report the facts, and what this AP reporter has done is conceal the important facts by trying to cast a shadow on somebody else. It’s not journalism; it’s a PR campaign for the White House.