Re: Media's coverage has distorted world's view of Iraqi reality
I would guess that everyone is seeing only "part of the elephant" and is reporting what he or she observes, influenced by whatever biases and preconceptions they bring to the issue. A soldier or a journalist or just an observer in a relatively peaceful part of Iraq may believe everything is going well while someone in an Iraqi hellhole will nasturally believe there is no hope.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."