What’s Wrong With This Headline?

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on June 13, 2007

The Oakland (Mich.) Press has an upbeat story about military recruitment:

Kyle Thiel can’t wait to join the U.S. Army and fight the “war on terror” in Iraq as part of an infantry unit.

“Ever since 9/11, that’s all I wanted to do,” said Thiel, 18, of White Lake Township….

The Army is enlisting far more soldiers than before the war, officials said.

“Pre-invasion, the military was in a different mode. The Cold War had ended and the Army didn’t need to be at such full strength,” said Army spokesman Jeff Landenberger.

“Now a lot of people come in strictly for patriotism. They want to be part of history,” added Army Sgt. Aaron Stuckey, 28, of Birmingham.

The headline: “Despite War, Army Draws Recruits.” Despite?

Go to OpinionJournal.com for the original posting from 4/17/07.