Had this situation happened during the administration of President Bush, it would have been front page news. The Seattle Times would run any article with any small fragment of truth in a prominent position if they could run a title which would be negative towards President Bush.
During his presidential campaign, President Obama frequently stated that he thought that more emphasis should be made of Afganistan. Since he's taken office, more civilians have been killed in Afganistan than during any similar length of time during the Bush administration. Yet, even though President Obama has stated many times that the "real" war should be in Afganistan, he has not been the target of any negative press regarding any of the problems occuring there.