Spin vs. Reality

Spin, courtesy Yahoo News/AP[*1] :

US drops plan to force diplomats to Iraq

(Actual headline)

Reality (reported in the story, but somehow not making it into the headline):

volunteers have filled all 48 vacant positions at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and in outlying provinces, The Associated Press has learned.

Perhaps a less disingenuous headline would be:

US fills open diplomatic posts in Iraq

I really don’t need any more evidence to convince me that the vast majority of journalists today are implacably opposed to American success anywhere in the world, and in Iraq in particular.  Really, I don’t.