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October 09, 2005

Good Word from The Mesopotamian

We often talk about the tone of depression and defeatism that runs throughout the American media's coverage of the war in Iraq.
Sometimes you have to go far afield to hear an encouraging word. Iraqi blogger The Mesopotamian has something to say.

Here we have the U.S.A. and Great Britain and their smaller friends, an alliance that has defeated Nazi Germany and the mighty Reich, and have had the stomach to obliterate Japanese cities with atomic bombs. Here we have the Americans, the descendants of those who wrested a whole continent by shear obstinacy and fought for every inch of land with blood and sweat. Here we have nations that have waded through rivers of blood and mud and marched through entire continents to become symbols of human perseverance and enterprise. Yes all this history and yet we have some who think that our miserable "Sunni Triangle" poses an insurmountable problem and that one should "cut and run" and "bring home troops immediately" etc. etc.

Probably copied more of that than I should have, but it is just so sweet.


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posted by LauraW. at 02:24 PM

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