To work against the effort to eradicate terrorist activity, is to indirectly target the poor... Today's 'election hopefuls' say that they are trying to save American lives... But our soldiers are Men and Women dedicated to providing protection, stability, and balance, to some of the World's most poor and tragedy ridden populations, of Modern History...
And a very touching article by Ullrich Fichtner for spiegel.de in Iraq.
"Ramadi is an irritating contradiction of almost everything the world thinks it knows about Iraq -- it is proof that the US military is more successful than the world wants to believe. Ramadi demonstrates that large parts of Iraq -- not just Anbar Province, but also many other rural areas along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers -- are essentially pacified today."
This is news the world doesn't hear: Ramadi, long a hotbed of unrest, a city that once formed the southwestern tip of the notorious "Sunni Triangle," is now telling a different story, a story of Americans who came here as liberators, became hated occupiers and are now the protectors of Iraqi reconstruction." Read More!
Children hang on the American soldiers like grapes on a vine, plucking at their trousers, vying for their attention, for a glance, a piece of candy, a dollar, gazing up at the big foreigners as if they were gods.
Bearded men greet the soldiers with hugs and kisses, and passersby hand them cold cans of lemonade. "Thank you, Mister," "Hello, Mister," "How are you, Mister?" they say. They talk about paint for schools and soccer jerseys, and they invite the Americans over for lunch.
The Iraqis pose for photos with them, making "V's" for "victory" with their fingers. Continue reading this article
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