The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, owned by Richard Mellon Scaife, a wealthy rightwinger who has been one of the major funders of the conservative think tanks, has turned against George Bush's Iraq war plans and even questioned his sanity.
Editor and publisher magazine reports, in an article, that the paper,
"called the Bush administration's plans to stay the course in Iraq a "prescription for American suicide."
The editorial in the Tribune-Review added, "And quite frankly, during last Thursday's news conference, when George Bush started blathering about 'sometimes the decisions you make and the consequences don't enable you to be loved,' we had to question his mental stability.
It continued: "President Bush warns that U.S. withdrawal would risk 'mass killings on a horrific scale.' What do we have today, sir?
"If the president won't do the right thing and end this war, the people must. The House has voted to withdraw combat troops from Iraq by April. The Senate must follow suit.
"Our brave troops should take great pride that they rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein. And they should have no shame in leaving Iraq. For it will not be, in any way, an exercise in tail-tucking and running.
"America has done its job.
"It's time for the Iraqis to do theirs."
When major funders, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, of the right wing think tanks and policy advocacy organizations are mentioned, Scaife is usually at the top of the list. He funded investigations into Clinton during the '90s and has used his media empire to attack the left and Democrats in the past.
Editor and Publisher also reports that the paper also supported war opponent, John Murtha, the local congressman for the district-- another anomaly for the usually right wing paper and owner.
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