Skip to comments.IRAQ MARINE: TROOPS 'TERRIFIED' OF A KERRY PRESIDENCY!
Posted on 09/28/2004 11:52:45 AM PDT by areafiftyone
U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq are "terrified" at the prospect that Americans back home might elect John Kerry president, a Marine and Iraq veteran who is on his way back to the front lines said Monday.
Asked how Kerry's election would affect troop morale in the combat zone, Lance Cpl. Lawrence Romack told KWEL Midland, Texas, radio host Craig Anderson, "It would destroy it."
"We're pretty terrified of a John Kerry presidency," added Romack, who served with the 1st Marine Tank Battalion in Iraq.
The Iraq war vet said he fears that most of the news coverage is being skewed to make the mission look like a failure in order to give the Kerry campaign a boost.
"What they're trying to do is get Kerry into the White House, because they know he doesn't want us to stay [in Iraq]," he told Anderson.
Asked if Americans back home were getting an accurate picture of what's happening in the war, the Marine corporal said: "No, they're not. It's not even close. All the press wants to report is casualty counts. They don't want to report the progress we're making over there."
Romack noted that in the southern part of the country, Iraqis welcomed U.S. troops when they set up an immunization programs for children, opened schools and began distributing food.
"Almost immediately people were lining up to get their kids shots," he told Anderson.
Contrary to reports that the general population was too afraid to help ferret out insurgents, Romack said, "We had Iraqis pointing out former Baath Party members for us to arrest."
When the KWEL host opened up the phone lines, a member of the 82nd Airborne who had returned from Iraq in March was first on the line.
He agreed with Cpl. Romack that media reports coming out of Iraq were often inaccurate and sometimes even dangerous.
"The news media sometimes I felt like I had as much to fear from them as I did the Iraqis," he complained.
They are not the only ones that don't want Kerry to win.
It seems folks in the FBI have seen signs that indicate Kerry will star screwing with them and other feds.
Can't argue with that statement.
Kerry is running his entire campaign based on Iraq. If the soldiers in Iraq were allowed to pick the next commander in chief, which one would they choose?
The Achille's heel of America's military power is that the Liberal media will do everything in it's power to demoralize the American Home Front in order to advance their own political agenda.
This is a different story from the UCLA Bruins article last night where a Marine reserve was planning to vote for Kerry. I knew that was a weird article.
Kerry is toast. This needs to get out to the folks in America.
This one to:
My new tag
They probably searched all over for one disgruntled marine and made it seem like a huge bunch voting for Kerry. The media does that constantly. They did that with the 9/11 widows and the mothers of soldiers who were killed in Iraq. They numbered about 5 in total. Pathetic. The media does this with polling in Iraq too. They go around looking for one disgruntled Iraqi and interviews him/her and then says it is the majority.
I'm sure CBS is right on it.
And The Sheep will believe. That's what Sheep do.
we need to read the iraq blogs - iraq the model has an article about a BBC poll of all arabs... all but 2 iraqi respondents were grateful and happy for the americans' presence. on the whole iraqis' response was very positive and arabs from OTHER middle east countries was negative.
I hope our troops in Iraq read enough blogs and pass around our determination to keep Kerry out. They need to know that a VERY sizeable portion of America doesn't swallow the crap the MSM feeds us!
DAN RATHER IS TYPING AS WE SPEAK!
Please do get this out. It is hard for us to have an opinionated voice while in uniform.
Try impossible, due to UCMJ.
And I'm a GREEN suiter, too. You think I can ever join a FReep?
Whatever you career can handle, is what we always say...
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