US President George W Bush has quoted Iraqi bloggers in defense of the current “surge” security operations being undertaken in Iraq.
Yahoo News reports President Bush saying:
“They have bloggers in Baghdad, just like we’ve got here…[quoting bloggers]..Displaced families are returning home, marketplaces are seeing more activity, stores that were long shuttered are now reopening. We feel safer about moving in the city now. Our people want to see this effort succeed.”
Yahoo News correctly states “Bush made a surprising reference to the blogosphere during a spirited defense of his war strategy on Wednesday”.
The White House later confirmed that President Bush was quoting Mohammed and Omar Fadhil, two bloggers based in Baghdad who write the English language IraqTheModel blog.
I’m not going to get into the politics either for or against on this one, but one thing should be noted: if there was ever any doubt that blogs have made it, having the President of the United States of America quote from blogs squashes every single argument the naysayers and MSM haters have put up against blogs over these last 4-5 years. Blog are here, and they’re being read and quoted by the most powerful person on earth. Game, Set, Match to blogs..and a struth for good measure :-)
Originally posted on March 28, 2007 @ 11:06 pm