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Thursday, November 17, 2005 

Iraq Update: Warning, Portrays A Positive Image

I recently read a letter on Front Page Magazine from a retired military officer about his son’s reflections on his tour in Iraq. Below is an excerpt:

According to Jordan, morale among our guys is very high.
They not only believe they are winning, but that they are winning decisively.
They are stunned and dismayed by what they see in the American press, whom they almost universally view as against them. The embedded reporters are despised and
distrusted. They are inflicting casualties at a rate of 20-1 and then see shit
like "Are we losing in Iraq?" on TV and the print media. For the most part, they
are satisfied with their equipment, food and leadership. Bottom line though, and
they all say this, there are not enough guys there to drive the final stake
through the heart of the insurgency, primarily because there aren't enough
troops in-theater to shut down the borders with Iran and Syria. The Iranians and
the Syrians just can't stand the thought of Iraq being an American ally (with,
of course, permanent US bases there).

I highly encourage anyone seeking an alternative view to what the political left is pushing to read it. It is pretty long (about a 15 minute read), but well worth it. We get so few journalistic attempts to show us anything near objectivity, much less positive coverage on the war, so grab a cup of coffee, mouse click, sit back, and ENJOY