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    Filed at 4:59 pm under by dcobranchi

    Even the soldiers fighting the war in Iraq know that we’re just spinning our wheels and getting a bunch of people killed for no good reason. A must read.

    I think they’re local boys.

    To believe that Americans, with an occupying force that long ago outlived its reluctant welcome, can win over a recalcitrant local population and win this counterinsurgency is far-fetched. As responsible infantrymen and noncommissioned officers with the 82nd Airborne Division soon heading back home, we are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasingly manageable and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day.

    4 Responses to “BRING THEM HOME”

    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    August 19th, 2007
    at 6:25 pm

    Fantastic article. Probably the most clear and concise summary of the situation I’ve read – and a good reminder why we need to listen to our soldiers more.

    Comment by
    August 19th, 2007
    at 8:51 pm

    ”How’s that surge working out for you there, George? Oh – I forgot – you never went, did you?

    “”Local Iraqis readily testified to American investigators that Iraqi police and Army officers escorted the triggermen and helped plant the bomb. These civilians highlighted their own predicament: had they informed the Americans of the bomb before the incident, the Iraqi Army, the police or the local Shiite militia would have killed their families.

    As many grunts will tell you, this is a near-routine event.””

    Yeah – it’s working out about like I expected it would. YMMV

    Comment by
    August 19th, 2007
    at 10:32 pm

    Come on, wouldn’t you think that BushCO has to admit it’s going badly when even the special Kool-aid isn’t working anymore?

    Comment by
    August 20th, 2007
    at 7:11 am

    I got some Kool-Aid for ’em.

    It’s the CLEAR kind.

    Blue Raspberry.

    Here’s the raspberry …. :p and they sure will be blue when they’re done drinking it.

    The cats have spoken…