This blog by Michael Totten is well worth reading. So much so that I am taking the time to link to it just minutes before the show. It is a great explanation of how the Army came to work with the tribes to begin to pacify parts of Iraq.
"Captain Jones: I wish more Americans knew about the good things Marines are doing at the lower levels. They see a lot of things we're doing at the general level, but they don't see what the privates and lance corporals are doing to further this relationship with the Iraqis and help the Iraqi people. We came here in part to liberate the Iraqi people and help the Iraqi people. And truly we have, at the lowest level."
Totten's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, the Daily Star of Lebanon, Reason magazine, Commentary, LA Weekly, and the Australian edition of Newsweek. Like many of the bloggers there ... they do not get paid for this ... so scroll down in the article.
"Post-script: I don’t get paid for these reports by anyone but readers of this Web site, and I can't afford to do this for free. If these dispatches are worth something to you, please consider a contribution and help make true independent journalism economically viable."
Thursday, April 17, 2008
at 9:44 AM