Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Heart Of The Iraqi People

There are people that constantly see the Iraqis as either terrorists or victims. Often we hear how the Iraqis see Americans as occupiers of their nation and want them out. We also hear how Iraqis are Muslims that hate the American people, because we are rich, greedy, and imperialistic.

They may not use these exact words, but the inferences are there and when they are, they are strong.

The media perpetuates this myth by its often skewed and sensational reporting. Rarely do we hear about the good things that transpire in that nation, but rather we hear about Abu Ghraib, Haditha, and the other things that paint American troops in a bad light. In short, it's the old media adage: If it bleeds, it leads.

This is precisely why you will not likely see this story on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or any of the print media, anytime soon. Give it a look and let's just see if we can see it on the news.

Hat Tip: Greg

UPDATE: Evidently there's an update to this story by Mr. Lowry.

You can read it here.

In closing, I'll say that Iraqi soldiers do not make the best money and for them to come up with $1000, is an amazing gesture within itself. It may not be a lot money from our standpoint, but it's the thought that counts. And in this case, it means everything.

Hat Tip for this one: Mustang of Social Sense. (If you are reading this blog and not reading his, you have to ask yourself -- Why not?)


Mustang said...

I linked to this and OpFor's article, LA. Thank you for helping to get the word out.

LASunsett said...


(Crisp Military Hand Salute)

Greg said...

Has anyone seen or read a story on Ramadi or Fallujah lately? No? Guess why. 'Cause no one's getting killed there. No bombings, not shootings. Just people going about their daily lives. American troops can walk the streets without fear of being shot at. Too boring for our wonderful journalists who painted General Petraus as a liar just a few weeks ago.

Iraq was the #1 story as long as there was plenty of bad news to report. Now that there isn't, all the media report is what kind of food Britney feeds her kids, and whether she got the Brazilian or left a landing strip. Shameful.

Our soldiers and marines, along with their Iraqi allies, have thoroughly defeated AQI, as evidenced by OBL's recent admission via audio tape. You would think this would be a story worth reporting....