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The War in Iraq Continues to Disappear from Studio B but The Bombs Are Getting More Sophisticated

Reported by Donna - August 4, 2005

For the second day in a row, we are seeing the demise of the War in Iraq on Fox's Studio B. It has further morphed into just the blanket, 'War on Terror'. For those of you who didn't tune in yesterday, Fox used to use two banners, 'The War on Terror' and 'The War in Iraq'. Now, all they use is the banner 'The War on Terror'.

Did this come about from Rumsfeld's directive that the U.S. had to change the name of war to a 'struggle against extremist Islamists?'

From this banner came the story of the bombs that are now being used in Iraq. Shepard Smith spoke with Fox Military Analyst, Lt. Col. Bill Cowan, regarding the tactics of the insurgents in Iraq.

Cowan's analysis? The United States had to look back and see what they can do. He said they needed to look at the particular vehicle that the 14 dead marines were traveling in, it was too hard to get out of. (Comment: What, they could have been saved if they had been in a better vehicle?) They might have to resort to more foot patrols and utilize helicopters to get around the insurgents new techniques. (As usual, we are fighting this war on the fly, no planning)

His final word? The makeup of the bombs has changed. They've become more sophisticated. He said that the bombs are more powerful than what we were up against six months, or even a year ago.

Since Monday 28 American soldiers have died in Iraq, the most since the first week of operations in 2003.

Comments: I'm tired of hearing 'stay the course'. (That's what the president said after hearing of all the soldier's deaths) I don't know about you, but this story indicates to me a strengthening of the insurgents. How are the insurgents making advancements and the U.S. armed forces are not? The War in Iraq is no more on Studio B, it's now the War on Terror. The question is -- who made the War in Iraq the War on Terror?

This has been a tragic week and let's hope that this story is stressed on Fox's Evening Shows. Right.

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