A reader writes:
"The right and other pro-war figures like Dean Barnett have a lot invested in this war succeeding and succeeding well. They have a lot invested emotionally, intellectually and most of all politically. That's why they routinely dismiss or ignore bad news out of Iraq and hype good or even potentially fabricated news like the death of Pat Tillman.
It's been interesting watching their tactics evolve over the past few years, from the spinning of Jessica Lynch to the veneration of David Petraeus. Interesting, but also revolting."