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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

"It Is Kind of Disheartening Sometimes"

The headine is a quote from a Kentucky National Guardsman who had returned from Iraq. He was telling America, live, on the troops view of the negative news media their actions are getting back home.

LINDNER: But, uh, we did watch the news when we were back in Baghdad, and we had AFN, and we were able to watch CNN, but I don't know that they always had it right, and I don't know that it's anybody's fault, but for us, we understood our purpose for being there, and we just wanted to make a difference and have an impact, and we definitely did that. But it is kind of disheartening sometimes to see everything focused on just the, the death and destruction and the IED strikes and not focused on how well the U.S. and coalition forces are doing building up the Iraqi police services and the Iraqi army. It really is a tremendous effort being put into that infrastructure and building a self-sufficient government over there. And they're absolutely making progress.

Here's what they are teaching kids in American schools about the successes in Iraq.

And here is what they think at Harvard.
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Posted by Gooner | 11/02/2005 09:37:00 PM