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  • US Invasion of Iraq, Ten Years On: No Shame

    03/24/2013 12:31:28 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies ^ | 3/23/2013 | Steve Pauwels
    I’d like to think the ranks of constitutional conservatism were immune to the scourge of “trendiness” — but, embracing the biblical concept of man’s fallen nature, I know better. Even “right-wingers” like myself can be susceptible to societal fads. For a few years, for instance, it’s been au courant in some precincts to claim political conservative bona-fides while trashing the incomparable Rush Limbaugh or Fox News. More common is the growing, “edgy” tendency to own “fiscal restraint” and “small government” convictions while junking traditional “social issues”. This past week, marking the tenth anniversary of America’s Iraq invasion, another example of...
  • Why I'm Thankful for George W. Bush

    07/08/2009 10:29:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 112 replies · 2,895+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-9-09 | Ken Russell - Commentary
    July 09, 2009Why I'm Thankful for George W. BushBy Ken Russell On October 23, 1983 the Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team (BLT) building located at the Beirut International Airport was blown up.  Two hundred twenty Marines, 18 Sailors and 3 Soldiers were killed in a split second by a suicide bomber.  I wasn't there at the time.  I was participating in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada.  I was a squadron CH-46E helicopter co-pilot in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) and also the squadron classified materials officer.  Being the one who set up the squadron classified messages, I read about...
  • "The Iraq war is over. We won."

    11/15/2008 1:28:19 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 1,713+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2008 | Glenn Reynolds
    "THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:" Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and reports that things are much better than he had expected, and he had expected things to be good. "There's nothing going on. I'm with the 10th Mountain Division, and about half of the guys I'm with haven't fired their weapons on this tour and they've been here eight months. And the place we're at, South Baghdad, used to be one of the worst places in Iraq. And now there's nothing going on. I've been walking my feet off and haven't seen anything. I've been asking Iraqis,...
  • Stabilizing the Middle East -- Then and Now-Fifty years ago, in Lebanon, we had the willpower.

    07/16/2008 5:20:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 198+ views
    American Thinker | Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 16, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    Fifty years ago, an American president successfully stood up against the Moslem tide in the Middle East and won a victory. But the anniversary may pass completely unnoticed by most of the media, and the lesson of that event remains unlearned by most Americans. On July 15, 1958, President Eisenhower began what was called "Operation Blue Bat." President Chamoun of Lebanon, a Maronite Christian, had refused to side with Arab Moslem nations against the West. The result was that within Lebanon, supported by Syria, Muslims pushed for the end of the Chamoun administration (and, tacitly, for an end to the...
  • "Why Iraq Was Inevitable"

    07/12/2008 9:29:14 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 8 replies · 441+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Julu-Autust 2008 | Arthur Herman
    "Why Iraq Was Inevitable" by Arthur Herman According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News & World Report, fully 61 percent of American historians agree that George W. Bush is the worst President in our history. Some of these scholars cite the President’s position on the environment, or on taxes, or on the economy. For most, though, the chief qualification for obloquy lies in Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq. In this, of course, the historians are hardly alone: five years after the launching of Operation Iraqi Freedom, both the mainstream media and America’s political elites treat...
  • U.S. taking in 27,500 Iraqis who helped Americans

    07/10/2008 4:02:15 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 31 replies · 318+ views
    The Bush administration opened the nation's arms to as many as 27,500 endangered Iraqis who have rendered ''faithful and valuable service" to Uncle Sam since the invasion of Iraq. The Department of Homeland Security that handles immigration applications unveiled guidelines for admitting an estimated 5,000 additional Iraqis in each of the next five years who face ''an ongoing serious threat" stemming from their ties to the United States. The refugees worked as translators for American military units or in other high-profile jobs. They are among the estimated 4.2 million who have fled their homes to another country or to other...
  • Why Iraq Was Inevitable

    07/09/2008 12:21:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 331+ views
    Commentary ^ | 7-9-08 | Arthur Herman
     Why Iraq Was Inevitable Arthur Herman July/August 2008 E-mail This Article to a Friend Subject: Why Iraq Was Inevitable Yes, I would like to receive periodic updates and information via e-mail from Commentary. Recipient Addresses: Separate each address with a comma. Your E-mail Address: Message: E-mail This Article to a Friend Thank You A link to "Why Iraq Was Inevitable" has been emailed to your friends. Most E-mailed articles: The Mind of Seymour HershWhy Iraq Was InevitableDictatorships & Double StandardsAre We Winning the War on Terror?Hugo Chávez's Jewish Problem According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News &...
  • Vets for Freedom Launches Multi Million Dollar Television Campaign July 9th

    07/05/2008 2:32:12 PM PDT · by flyfree · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | 7/2/2008 | Judy Mayka
    WHO/WHAT: On July 9, Vets for Freedom will hold a press conference—featuring over a dozen Iraq war veterans—to launch a national “Four Months, For Victory” media and grassroots campaign. The effort will culminate on Veterans Day (November 11) and is intended to inform the American public and key lawmakers about the phenomenal success that our troops have achieved as a result of the surge and the importance of ensuring victory in Iraq, Afghanistan and the overall Global war on Terrorism. The launch includes a multi-million dollar television-advertising buy in target markets and on national cable that will air next week...
  • Army criticizes itself in Iraq invasion report

    06/30/2008 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 13 replies · 314+ views ^ | 30 June 2008 | Unattributed
    The U.S. Army's official history of the Iraq war shows military chiefs made mistake after mistake in the early months of the conflict. Failures to recognize the chaos engulfing the country and to send in enough troops to restore order after the 2003 invasion have long been highlighted by critics, but a new report shows the Army assessing itself.
  • I freed millions from barbarism, says President with no regrets

    06/14/2008 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 23 replies · 242+ views ^ | 6/15/08 | Ned Temko
    The real 'options on the table' that should worry Europe and the world lay elsewhere - in the likelihood of moves by Iran's Arab neighbours to develop nuclear weapons of their own. He said the 'time is now' for the outside world to put in place 'diplomacy with consequences' to bring Iran's uranium-enrichment activities to an end, not least because he believed that a new group of European leaders had 'gone beyond the Iraq period' and were engaged with the US in multilateral efforts on a range of other issues. In London, however, Iraq inevitably will be back on the...
  • [Muslim loyalty] "Americans" for Islamic Terrorists Hezbollah

    06/12/2008 11:41:16 PM PDT · by Righting · 13 replies · 434+ views
    federalistjournal ^ | June 12, 2008
    "Americans" for Hezbollah Via Memorandum, we get this USA Today story about discrimination against Muslims in America and a Gallup poll showing that many Americans mistrust Muslims. The USA Today article defines discrimination broadly, anything from a rude comment to assault.And from NPR, a profile of the Lebanese-American community in Dearborn Michigan includes this: Osama Siblani runs the Arab-American News, America's largest such newspaper. He says the fighting is fueling anger in his community -- not at Hezbollah, but at the Bush administration."The anger that you see in the Arab community, you do not see in the eyes of the...
  • More on Iran - Syria terrorists Hezbollah crimes in Iraq

    06/12/2008 9:31:28 PM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies · 182+ views
    IRAQ & US ACCUSE [SYRIA'S IRAN'S LEBANESE BASED] ISLAMIC HEZBOLLAH TERRORISTS OF CRIMES IN IRAQ [Iraq] Talabani charges [Iran's Islamic Lebanese based terrorists] Hezbollah interference Published: May 30, 2008 at 8:23 BAGHDAD, May 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in a Baghdad interview Friday, accused the leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah of meddling in Iraq's affairs. Commentary: Iraq ripe for Iranian [militant Shia Muslim] dominationMarch 4, 2008Richard Beeston, Foreign Editor of The TimesMahmoud Ahmadinejad was right to look smug at the end of his two-day state visit to Iraq. Not only did he become the first Iranian president to...
  • Lancaster [CA] deputy polices up Iraq

    03/18/2008 12:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 385+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2008. | VERONICA ROCHA
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Walth wanted an adventure and something different, so he joined a group of International Police Advisors in Iraq to train Iraqi police officers on community policing. Training Iraqi police officers in a war zone is a job unlike any other mission he has taken and has significant differences from training deputies at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station. "As much training as we received before going over there, it's still an eye-opener when (an explosive attack) happens right in front of you," Walth said. Walth believes the challenges he encountered in Iraq will be useful to...
  • Political Progress in Iraq: February 2008 Update

    02/15/2008 8:43:27 PM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Senate Republican Policy Committee ^ | February 2008 | Mario Loyola
    Though we still have a long ways to go, the security situation in Iraq continues to improve by leaps and bounds. As it does, progress on the political and economic fronts continues to gather momentum. This update sheds some light on these developments, including three recent milestones of political reconciliation -- an amnesty law, the 2008 budget, and the provincial powers law. In addition, attached is a White House bulletin highlighting these legislative milestones. National Political Reconciliation. Iraqis’ Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds continue reaching out to each other – and throughout the country, Americans continue to serve as a bridge...
  • Baghdad Zoo Is A Draw Again (More Good News From Iraq)

    12/30/2007 8:29:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 229+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 30, 2007 | Ann M. Simmons
    Baghdad Zoo is a draw again With the help of U.S. troops, a sanctuary that was damaged and depleted by the onset of the war is revived. By Ann M. Simmons Los Angeles Times Staff Writer December 30, 2007 BAGHDAD — Capt. Amy Cronin never had a pet. Before deploying to Iraq, she didn't even really know much about animals. But in 15 months, Cronin and her unit, the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, have gone from providing logistics and supplies to U.S. troops to helping refurbish an animal clinic, building horse stables and constructing new habitats for bears and porcupines...
  • Disabled Vet Kicked Out of Department Store Due to Service Dog

    12/15/2007 1:02:52 PM PST · by RDTF · 99 replies · 604+ views
    Breitbart via WOAI ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | not specified
    "I felt embarrassed. I'm over here accepting my disability in public and you are going to mock and harass me."
  • The faces of Iraqi freedom (Touching story of heroism, valor and sacrifice by British troops)

    09/03/2007 11:56:25 PM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 2,527+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 4, 2007 | TOM NEWTON DUNN
    Legacy of sacrifice ... images of all the British soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq make up the face of Sgt Graham Hesketh, killed by a roadside bomb The faces of Iraqi freedom From TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor in BasraSeptember 04, 2007       THIS is the face of freedom bestowed on Basra by British soldiers — made up of those who have died for the cause.  One hundred and sixty-eight have paid the ultimate price over the last four years so the Iraqi people could enter a new dawn of democracy.Today, The Sun takes pride in honouring...
  • CNN: Baathists working hand in hand with US troops

    06/09/2007 6:31:33 AM PDT · by ASC2006 · 59 replies · 1,568+ views
    CNN via You Tube ^ | June 9 2007
    Baathist insurgents and Sunni nationalists fight al-Qaeda together with US forces.
  • A New Yardstick (GWOT)

    04/09/2007 10:34:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,430+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2007 | Nathan Hale
    At a very young age I had the good fortune to learn a life lesson that appears not to have taken hold among the Democrats' elite, nor much of the legacy media and only scarcely among academics. As a very young child I was fascinated by all things military.  In my free time, I read of the great campaigns, famous generals and the development of military technology.  In reading the histories of wars, I noticed a consistent pattern: there always seemed to be many more wounded than killed in combat. In WWI, for example, some 204,000 Americans were wounded and...

    03/30/2007 1:39:47 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 33 replies · 530+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 03/30/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    Blood on their handsArticle Online Here: March 30, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern The shameful members of the U.S. Senate (48 Democrats plus two despicable Republicans) who voted to undercut the missions of our troops in Iraq have a lot to answer for when the history books are written. No matter how many times the terrorists have cited America's lack of resolve to fight the war on terrorism, the politicians in Congress cannot grasp that their cowardly actions encourage the terrorists to steal across Iraqi borders, carrying stockpiles of Iranian-designed and produced bombs and weaponry with which to murder more innocents...
  • LSU walk-on has seen it all in Iraq

    03/26/2007 9:50:57 PM PDT · by kms61 · 2 replies · 658+ views ^ | march 26, 2007 | Glenn Guilbeau
    BATON ROUGE -- On the four-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war last Tuesday, Joey Stutson was playing football for LSU. It was just a spring practice. And he is a freshman walk-on fullback from Mandeville High with a lot of guys ahead of him and little chance of playing. ADVERTISEMENT But that's better than being working as a machine gunner on a Humvee in Iraq, which is where Stutson was from the fall of 2005 through the summer of 2006 as a specialist in the National Guard. "The last six months I was there we patrolled a...
  • World Class 80,000 seat Baghdad Olympic Stadium To Be Completed in 2008

    03/17/2007 10:21:25 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 35 replies · 1,929+ views
    The requirements were for a modern up to date roofed stadium capable of housing Olympic competitions. The terraces are to be 65% covered. The roof is suspended from larg 65m high Concrete/steel pylons. The steel structure which holds the roof is spanned by nonuniform barrel vaults. These are covered with corrugated steel except for the front part which is poly carbonate.
  • * REPORT from IRAQ * My TEAM's FIRST Casualties ON MY WATCH

    03/17/2007 10:32:50 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 14 replies · 642+ views
    War discussion -- I understand and appreciate how many folks feel about this war.... as evident by the events at our nations capital today.. Ironicly while this event was taking place MY TEAM suffered its first casualties ON MY WATCH.. ..I must admit that we are in a VERY difficult position here… if we LEAVE Iraq, I honestly believe that Iraq will become an insurgent battleground.. there will be MULTIPLE civil wars each "group" fighting for power to fill the power void that would be immediately present if we leave…. Once an insurgent group emerges, I can almost assure you...
  • "Bumper of my SUV" - Kudos to country singer Chely Wright, who performed in Iraq last week

    03/13/2007 3:32:05 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 15 replies · 1,866+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Monday March 12, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Bumper of my SUV By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 12, 2007 03:01 PM Kudos to country singer Chely Wright, who performed in Iraq last week: Since World War II, American celebrities have been raising the morale of service members overseas with different forms of entertainment ranging from concerts to stand-up shows. In an effort to keep that tradition alive, country singer Chely Wright, visited Al Asad, Iraq, to entertain and lift the spirits of service members, March 3. “I’m thankful and really appreciative that (the band members) and I get to fly around the world on airplanes, ride in tour...
  • UPI's Pamela Hess--lets her slip show

    03/09/2007 6:23:31 AM PST · by rodguy911 · 15 replies · 2,672+ views
    C-Span ^ | 3/9/07 | Rodguy911
    C-Span's Brian Lamb had UPI war correspondent Pamela Hess on as his Friday "close the show guest". The interview lasted some time, she took calls and I got to see about half of it.
  • Person of the Week - Bert Brady - Welcome Home - ABC News (very nice)

    02/16/2007 9:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,294+ views
    Utube ^ | February 12, 2007
    Click on link
  • Kurdistan: The Other Iraq (Excellent '60 Minutes' report by Bob Simon, link to VIDEO that aired)

    02/19/2007 12:26:47 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 1,674+ views
    CBS News '60 Minutes' website ^ | Sunday, February 18th, 2007 | Bob Simon
    Kurdistan: The Other Iraq - '60 Minutes', reported by Bob Simon (link to video of the segment that aired below) Modern buildings are popping up all over Erbil, the de facto capital of the region called Kurdistan. Excerpt - Try to imagine a peaceful and stable Iraq where business is booming and Americans are beloved. Now open your eyes because 60 Minutes is going to take you to a part of Iraq which fits that description: it's called Kurdistan. Technically, it's inside Iraq but the Kurds who live there behave as if they already live in a separate state. As...
  • Soldier's Response to the Coward Caucus in Congress

    02/17/2007 1:33:38 PM PST · by Jemian · 197 replies · 9,025+ views
    Comments from my son | February 17, 2007 | JemiansTerror
    My son is currently serving in Iraq, at a post north of Baghdad. He is a gunner with an engineering unit; his main job is watch for bad guys and blast them. The following are comments he made to some friends last night. The episode he discusses was Saturday morning. I thought y'all might be interest in what he had to say about the situation over there. FWIW, his morale is great. You can see he is committed to the mission. The friggin terrorists tried to hurt our friends today. The attacked some IPs not to far from us, and...
  • '60' Minutes Preview: Iraq In Peace (business is booming and Americans are beloved, Kurdistan)

    02/17/2007 2:18:55 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 47 replies · 2,550+ views
    '60' Preview: Iraq In Peace Watch a preview of Bob Simon's "60 Minutes" report on Kurdistan, a part of Iraq that's peaceful and stable, where business is booming and Americans are beloved. It airs Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. ET/PT. Video preview here - --- The Other Iraq website -
  • U.S. and Iraqi forces raid leading Shiite mosque in Baghdad

    02/15/2007 10:49:44 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 32 replies · 1,574+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | February 15 2007 | Richard Mauer
    A U.S. military spokesman on Thursday hailed a joint American-Iraqi raid on Baghdad's leading Shiite Muslim mosque as proof of that the Baghdad security plan is being applied evenly against all sides of the country's sectarian divide. The raid, which took place Wednesday, angered the mosque's imam, who took the unusual step of canceling Friday prayer services at the historic Baratha mosque, where, Shiites believe, Muhammad's son-in-law, Ali, converted a Christian missionary to Islam in the seventh century. Sheik Jalal al-Din al-Saghir, a member of parliament from the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, denounced the raid, which...
  • Denver Volunteers Form Giant Valentine For Troops (with slideshow and video)

    02/14/2007 3:14:17 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 924+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Wednesday February 14th, 2007 | Michelle Griego
    An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Wednesday as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Feb. 14 as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper were on hand for the event just after noon. The volunteers formed a large heart on the field in the stadium that then took on...
  • Mystery weapons surface in Iraq (ON DRUDGE)

    02/12/2007 1:17:59 PM PST · by texas_mrs · 177 replies · 10,728+ views
    Drudge ^ | 2/12/07 | unknown
  • Poll shows (ungrateful) Arabs dislike Bush

    02/10/2007 4:48:09 PM PST · by Posting · 29 replies · 1,042+ views
    YNet ^ | February, 09, 2007
    Poll shows Arabs dislike Bush New poll shows Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah most popular leader among Arabs. US President Bush, on the other hand, at bottom of list Reuters Published: 02.09.07, 21:16 / Israel News A new poll on Thursday underscored deep Arab unhappiness with the United States but said the negative image could be repaired if Washington brokered a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace agreement. The survey of 3,850 people in six Arab countries rated President George W. Bush as the most disliked world leader, while the United States and Israel were viewed as significantly greater threats than Iran . Sixty-seven...
  • (Harvard) Track Captain Sean Barrett Ready to Serve His Country (Marine Corps) - Semper Fi! Alert

    02/06/2007 3:57:39 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 1,276+ views
    Harvard Athletics ^ | Monday, February 5th, 2007 | Andrea Chaknis
    Sean Barrett has seen a lot in his four years at Harvard. He’s consistently been among the top Crimson finishers at various regional meets since his freshman year. He’s seen coaches come and go. He’s competed with and against formidable tracksters across New England and beyond. Now he’s getting ready to embark on a journey that will show him more about himself and his world than he could ever imagine. Barrett has joined the U.S. Marine Corps and has committed, initially, to serving four years. It’s a decision that seems almost incongruous for a bright athlete from the Ivy League....
  • Cockpit Video of A10 Attack (Blue/Blue) - UK Newspaper

    02/06/2007 12:31:04 AM PST · by Brit_Guy · 68 replies · 5,297+ views
    The Sun Newspaper ^ | 6 Feb 2007 | The Sun Newspaper
    The Sun is claiming copyright so I will only post a link. It is to a cockpit video of an A10 attack which sadly led to the death of a UK soldier. It makes sobering viewing.
  • The Hands of God: A Village, North of Mosul: Friday 26 January 07 (Michael Yon Alert)

    02/02/2007 8:33:15 PM PST · by yoe · 28 replies · 1,312+ views
    Michale Yon Magazine ^ | January, 2007 | Michael Yon
    A Village, North of Mosul: Friday 26 January 07 The attacker walked down this alley. He was dressed as a woman as he walked down the alley toward the mosque full of worshippers. It was Friday, just before Ashura, and the air was chilled. The bomb strapped to his body was studded with ball-bearings so that he could kill more villagers as they gathered for prayer. The detonation would eviscerate and dismember those closest, shattering bones into fragments, but the ball-bearings would ensure lethality beyond the percussive edge of the blast wave, ripping through the flesh of people who might...
  • "Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house" (hateful left, VIDEO of Fox News appearances)

    01/31/2007 3:47:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hannity Forums - 'Washington Politics' ^ | Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Shannon Murphy
    At Hannity Forums liberals, leftists and democrats are accusing Joshua Sparling of working with conservatives / FReepers to set this confrontation with war protesters up intentionally as a publicity stunt so Joshua can get more name recognition for himself. Plus other typical anti-American and anti-US military type statements. --- Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house (the liberal leftist democrat who started this thread could use a good slappin' around along with others who will be obvious by their hatred of our military) Liberal leftist democrats spit at Iraq War hero Joshua Sparling yesterday in DC (I started this...
  • Wounded Iraq Vet Threatened, Spat on by 'Antiwar' Protesters (D.C. Chapter Report on 1/27/07)

    01/28/2007 5:37:22 PM PST · by kristinn · 625 replies · 22,952+ views
    Sunday, January 28, 2007 | Kristinn
    I'm angry. I'm angry at the 'antiwar' protesters who heaped abuse on our troops. And I'm angry at the people who couldn't be bothered to stand up for our troops yesterday.Tens of thousands of anti-American leftists and their dupes marched on our nation's capital calling for America's defeat in the war on terror in Iraq.Only about forty people could be bothered to turn out in support of America's victory in Iraq. Among those forty was a civilian POW held by the North Vietnamese communists and several Iraq war veterans--including wounded warriors who left the hospital to stand up for their...
  • Spitting at a war hero (Iraq War veteran Joshua Sparling of the 82nd Airborne Division)

    01/29/2007 3:53:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 63 replies · 3,924+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor had his excellent first hand report linked to by Michelle Malkin below. --- Spitting at a war hero By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 28, 2007 10:19 PM Readers of this blog will remember the name Joshua Sparling. In December 2005, the Iraq war veteran received a disgusting, anti-war death wish card while being treated at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. for injuries from a bomb explosion in Ramadi. Last month, his right leg was amputated. And this weekend, while participating in a counter-protest against the moonbat convergence, he was spit at by anti-war demonstrators....
  • E-mail to soldier spurs outrage (barf alert, sympathy piece for mat company)

    01/23/2007 12:39:23 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 42 replies · 2,406+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1-22-07 | ANNYSA JOHNSON
    <p>E-mail to soldier spurs outrage Military supporters bombard West Allis company with messages; fears for safety arise By ANNYSA JOHNSON Posted: Jan. 22, 2007 What began as a brief e-mail exchange between a U.S. soldier in Iraq and a Wisconsin-based online retailer has erupted into an international incident that has pitted military supporters against free speech advocates and threatens to shut down the local company.</p>
  • Web Site Kicks Sand in Faces of GIs in Iraq Asking for Mats to Ease Hardship of Sleeping on Ground

    01/22/2007 6:57:47 PM PST · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 2,662+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 22, 2007
    Web Site Kicks Sand in Faces of GIs in Iraq Asking for Mats to Ease Hardship of Sleeping on Ground January 22, 2007 An American GI assigned to one of the harshest posts in Iraq had a simple request last week for a Wisconsin mattress company: send some floor mats to help ease the hardship of sleeping on the cold, bug-infested ground. What he got, instead, was a swift kick from the company's Web site, which not only refused the request but added insult to injury with the admonition, "If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out...
  • Wisconsin Company Nasty To Soldier Serving in Iraq

    01/20/2007 10:58:33 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 159 replies · 12,019+ views
    A soldier based in Iraq got this response when inquiring as to whether or not the company ships overseas. He wanted to get the troops better gear to sleep on. To Whom it may concern: Do you ship to APO addresses? I'm in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Iraq and we are trying to order some mats but we are looking for who ships to APO first. SGT Hess +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ From: [] Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:44 PM Subject: Re: Feedback: from SGT Hess, We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did,...
  • Michael Yon; Walking the Line 2007 Part 3 of 3

    01/19/2007 12:58:14 PM PST · by oxcart · 4 replies · 754+ views ^ | 01/19/2006 | Michael Yon
    The evening of 30 December, CSM Jeffrey Mellinger talked over dinner with troops about progress and setbacks in Iraq. This was about twelve hours before Saddam was to hang, but that was still a big secret to nearly everyone. American Brigadier General Francis Wiercinksi would later tell me that neither he nor the current governor of Salah al Dinh Province, where Saddam was born, were aware of the impending execution. On the eve of the hanging, Mellinger delivered a no-room-for-BS-talk, the only kind combat soldiers will tolerate without shutting someone out or walking away. One soldier was against the death...
  • Back from Baghdad - (Michelle Malkin's first hand report with pictures and video)

    01/17/2007 4:04:03 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 9 replies · 1,753+ views
    Michelle Malkin's site and Hot Air ^ | Wednesday January 17th, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Back from Baghdad By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 17, 2007 04:04 AM The digs at FOB Justice My colleague Bryan Preston and I are back from Iraq. Thanks to Allah and Ian for holding down the fort at HA and thanks much to guest-bloggers Mary Katharine Ham, See-Dubya, and the Big Lizards for filling in here during my absence. Be sure to bookmark their blogs. Our first Hot Air in Baghdad video report is here. Bryan's first post-trip essay, a thorough assessment of "mistakes, fumbles and ways forward to win--and what victory actually looks like," is here. He's also...
  • "In the slums of Baghdad" (Michelle Malkin and Bryan Preston first hand report from Iraq)

    01/10/2007 10:39:25 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 60 replies · 2,391+ views
    Michelle Malkin & Hot Air ^ | Thursday January 11th, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    My Hot Air colleague Bryan Preston and I have been in Iraq, embedded with an incredibly dedicated Army unit in Baghdad tasked with training Iraqi security forces (both Shia and Sunni) conducting counterinsurgency operations, and carrying out civil affairs work. Yes, there is danger and chaos and unspeakable bloodshed in parts of Baghdad. Sectarian violence--compounded by everyday street crime and tribal conflict--is rampant. Corruption, incompetence, and apathy infect the Iraqi government. You've gotten endless news coverage of all that. But there are also pockets of success and signs of hope amid utter despair. I'll give you more details of...
  • Michelle Malkin is going to Iraq with Eason CNN Jordan

    01/03/2007 9:15:18 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | Michelle Malkin
    My blogging has been lighter than usual the past few weeks due to family time, Fox News duties, holiday chaos, holiday illness--and, yes, planning for a trip to Iraq. As you know, ex-CNN newsman Eason Jordan extended an invitation to me three weeks ago to go to Iraq to investigate the Associated Press/"Jamil Hussein" story. He offered to pay for a trip. As you'll recall, I asked if he would offer to cover travel and security costs for Curt from Flopping Aces--who broke open the story of AP's dubious sources on Thanksgiving weekend and continues to lead the blogospheric search...
  • Moving Forward (National Review: Troops Moved by Support from Americans)

    12/19/2006 11:47:15 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 21 replies · 881+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/18/2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    *** Be sure to read the notes from the troops in Iraq & Afghanistan in the article - they say how they feel about the support they get from homeMoving ForwardAn American supports our troops. An NRO Q&A San Francisco radio-talk-show host Melanie Morgan (KSFO 560 AM) is co-author of American Mourning: A Story of Two Families with Catherine Moy. She is also president of Move America Forward . She recently talked to NRO editor Kathryn Lopez about the book and her troop-supporting work. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What exactly is Move America Forward? Melanie Morgan: Move America Forward (MAF) is...
  • Can you imagine this?

    12/14/2006 5:14:15 AM PST · by impeachedrapist · 12 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 12/8/06 | Unknown
    ...a young soldier... (and a Purple Heart recipient) is called upon to serve his country.. twice... leaving behind a young wife and his children. While in Iraq, he hears of abuse allegations and he expresses his wishes and fears to social workers after his 9 year old daughter was hospitalized, only to be told he has no parental say so because he is not in this country, but told that "the wife is the custodial parent.... she is here" and he is expected to carry out his dangerous missions as he is wondering who is helping to protect his own...
  • Remembering the fallen (highest-ranking woman officer killed in Iraq last week, USMC)

    12/15/2006 5:50:06 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 1,493+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Thursday, December 14th, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Remembering the fallen By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 14, 2006 11:00 AM Maj. Megan McClung was an American Girl. She was the highest-ranking female officer killed in Iraq last week. Watch this video. You will not forget her. (More about Maj. McClung in the OC Register.) Thanks to Ken Noland for pointing us to the memorial video and to the terrific website, Digital Imagery and Video Distribution System , which serves as the public affairs arm for the Third Army and Central Command. Army Capt. Travis Patriquin was killed alongside Maj. McClung. Mike Fumento's memorial is here. Matt at Blackfive...
  • Troops in Iraq Express Frustration with the Media to FNC's Sean Hannity

    12/12/2006 4:27:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | December 12, 2006 | Justin McCarthy
    Troops in Iraq Express Frustration with the Media to FNC's Sean Hannity Posted by Justin McCarthy on December 12, 2006 - 17:00. The bravest and most patriotic of Americans, those who see first hand what goes on in Iraq, can see the liberal bias in the media. On Monday’s Hannity and Colmes, co-host Sean Hannity recounted from his recent trip to Iraq that many in uniform there feel the media paints a grimmer picture than the reality on the ground. Hannity first offered this comment when talking with Oliver North reporting from Ramadi, Iraq. Sean Hannity: "You know Colonel, one...