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Troops In Iraq Say: “We Need Support From Home!”

Pajamas Media Network Blogger Bill Roggio has been on the ground in Iraq for two months with US troops.  Repeating — his is on the ground with troops out in the country…. not on a balcony at a hotel in Baghdad.

His reporting is excellent and provides needed insight into what is really happening — versus what the public is told is happening by the Left Wing Media.  Bill posted his latest on Thursday, following the President’s call for reinforcements to go to Iraq. 

The Greatest Enemy Is The Time – BillRoggio.com

When I talk to American troops about Iraq, their greatest concern isn’t for their safety, but they are worried the American public has given up on the war before they can complete their mission.

American troops watch the news and follow the debate in real time. They will tell you the war they see on television isn’t the war they are fighting. To the troops, the war as portrayed on television is oversimplified and digested into sound bites. The soldiers are portrayed as victims and the violence is grossly exaggerated.

Inside Fallujah, there is no U.S. Marine or Army presence, save the members of the Police and Military Transition Teams – small, 15 to 20 man teams that are embedded within the police and Army units. I embedded as a reporter with both the Police and Military Transition Teams in Fallujah.

As brave as the American Marines are, their Iraqi counterparts outshine them. The police, who are local to the city, are specifically targeted by insurgents. Since the late sumer, 21 Iraqi police were murdered by insurgents. Their families are regularly threatened with violence.

Nationwide, the Iraqi Army and Police clearly are not ready to fight the insurgents and militias on their own. Baghdad and Ramadi are clearly two cities where the police and Army would collapse without U.S. backing. But the police and soldiers in Fallujah believe they can. Pride, courage and fighting spirit are certainly traits these soldiers do not lack. They will need time to develop the capacity to fight on their own, and time is the one commodity the West seems to be short of.

If you have any sincere interest in knowing the truth, and if you sincerely do want to “support the troops” (and don’t just use that phrase as a convenient talking point), then read Bill’s whole piece.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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6 Comments

  1. For those of you who want to do more than just read about the troops, go to:

    http://www.opgratitude.com/

    We are a 100% volunteer driven organtization that sends care packages, love and support to our fighting men and women overseas. In 4 years we have been able to send 200,000 boxes.
    Take a looks and see what a average Americans who care are able to accomplish.

    Comment by Leah — January 12, 2007 @ 10:58 am - January 12, 2007

  2. Leah, thank you for what you do state-side. As we frequently point out to the libtrolls here, we are more than just the “101st Fighting Keyboard Brigade.” We actually put our money where our mouths – and hearts – are.

    Can’t say the same for those other lower-case-losers, now can we? (Yes, I am calling you guys out. Deal with it.)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 12, 2007 @ 11:52 am - January 12, 2007

  3. [Commenter has been repeatedly banned for violating community terms of conduct.]

    Comment by Rheadher — January 12, 2007 @ 1:29 pm - January 12, 2007

  4. We all show our support in different ways. Some send care packages and put on fund raisers to further the off-duty charitable work of soldiers and send words of encouragement. Others try to bring the troops home sooner by declaring defeat and painting all of them as war criminals, lying about what is really going on and generally backing the enemy. Just different methods of support.

    Comment by Chuck — January 12, 2007 @ 10:18 pm - January 12, 2007

  5. Chuck, if that is support, I’d hate to see all-out opposition.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 13, 2007 @ 12:37 am - January 13, 2007

  6. Hey There,
    I am looking for some way to support the gay individuals who are serving in the military overseas, especially those in Iraq, and Afghanistan. I get so sick when I watch those nauseating pieces on the news about troops, ( always heterosexual) coming home to their wives/ husbands/ children. Of course you never hear about gay troop members, dying, or just being seperated from their loved ones. How can I help?
    Tom Oswalt Knoxville, Tennessee

    Comment by Tom Oswalt — May 14, 2008 @ 3:23 pm - May 14, 2008

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