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  • 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...