I am scratching my head here. None of this makes any sense? but I wonder what you think about all of this?
The national news media shows lots of our American servicemen and women dying over there in Iraq and getting killed, helicopters being shot-down, roadside bombs going off?etc?etc. Yet, when you are there, when you work with Americans and Iraqis who are actively engaged in re-building the country, who are out going after the enemy? there?s this ever-present sense of optimism, this prevailing up-beat mood of doing good. Just go talk to the wounded servicemen at Brooks or Bethesda? they?ll tell you the same. Likewise? the Iraqi gentlemen (civilians) I worked with were excited about their economic prospects. They were eager for their families to experience a better life than the life they had under a totalitarian regime.
Rush, there?s an upbeat mood out there in Iraq. The country and its new democracy are moving forward. And the enemy hates it.
On the subject of ?civil war? or ?civil strife? in Iraq?
From what we can tell? there?s no ?civil war? or ?civil strife? as the news media puts it. The terrorists are coming from outside the country and killing civilians ? as many as possible ? to gain a foothold in Iraq. They play this stuff on TV to make us sick. It?s working? we are getting sick? but Iraq is getting strong. If there really is civil strife in the country? then WHY don?t WE hear statements in the news about Shia leaders taking responsibility for Sunni killings, and vice-versa? WHY? This is why: Because they aren?t doing that Rush. THAT?S WHY we NEVER hear news reports from the so-called ?civil strife? combatants themselves? because there aren?t any? the IRAQIS are trying to build-up their country and make it work? MEANWHILE the enemy comes and kills everyone they can? and they run away from the scene (or die in the blast themselves).
One more thought?
I HATE DOING MATH?BUT THINK ABOUT THIS?.
Rush?there?s anywhere from 500 to 1,000 road vehicle convoys per day in the country of Iraq. One or three of these vehicle convoys (at most) get hit by an IED each day, which destroys maybe one or two vehicles. Most convoys have anywhere from 20 ? 100 vehicles?NOW?what?s your odds (e.g. CNN reporter) of being tagged by an IED????
I remain confused, amazed, and dumbfounded by the news-media view on the war. And yet Americans are buying it?WHY??? How can we believe only one side of the story without seeing the whole picture? the whole story as it unfolds? Does ANYONE really know (other than those who are there) what?s REALLY happening in Iraq??? Is there any chance of getting any of this news reporting being done right???
America is doing good things over there. Our troops are awesome? they are an inspiration? a model of courage and of selfless patriotism. Why don?t people back home trust them?
Mega Dittos Rush