The headlines I posted specifically in reference to the "fiscal cliff" were ABC, NBC and CBS.<quoted text>I have no clue what you mean about cheerleaders, most of your links are opinion pieces from one extreme or the other.
The body count in the Sryian civil war stands at about 41,000 during the past two years with up to two thirds of them civilians.
Syria's two major allies are Russia and Iran meaning that there is no room for any US involvement without unpleasant consequences.
We are providing a small amount of support to our ally Turkey in the form of some patriot missile batteries and humanitarian aid for refugee camps forming along the border with Syria.
It's hard to find an accurate civilian body count for the war in Iraq because the Pentagon didn't start tracking civilian casualties until year two but it's well in excess of 100,000 dead.
Additionally Iraq remains a murderous hell hole. Iraq was a huge waste of time, money and American lives.
CBS has become more like the water boy, but NBC and ABC are definitely still the captains of the Team Obama squad.
As for knowing if the Iraq War was a huge waste of time, lives and money, we won't know that for many years to come.
The longer we ignore atrocities, however, the closer it gets to our own backyard.
I believe that very strongly.
However, we comitted a few ourselves in Germany at the end of WWII dropping fire bombs on innocent people, our treatment of Native Americans and, of course, our complacency and inaction to end slavery for 100 years.
It's because of that, I still hold the conviction we could very well be reaping what we have sown.