*** Things I am seeing here that you won't get on the news back home: Working with our route clearance teams to sweep the roads for IED's. A few days ago a route clearance team was working hand-in-hand with the Iraqi Army to clear a road. As the road was being cleared, hundreds...yes hundreds of Iraqi citizens came out of their homes to join the Iraqi Army on the road to protect it after it was being cleared. 3 A,M. on a road in the middle of nowhere, and I watch an Iraqi Tribal Security team manning a checkpoint and aggressively patrolling the road, exposed, easy targets. That's guts. Now that the Sunni have come over to our side, it's no longer accurate to characterize this as an insurgency. This is Al Qaeda and terrorists that we are fighting, One sure way to tell is the Sunni that Al Qaeda are killing now that the Sunni work with us. Two weeks ago Al Qaeda suicide bombed a Sunni meeting, killing a three month old baby. They shot a Sunni in the chest, tied his still alive four month old baby to his leg, and threw them both in the river. This is the kind of barbaric terrorism we are fighting, and this is the kind of courage that the Iraqi people are displaying in this fight. And this is just the good stuff I am allowed to tell you about. When it comes to a fight against terrorism, give me one Iraqi over 100 left wing Oak Park liberals any day. If anyone asks, we are still winning this war and we could wrap things up a lot sooner if the Democrats would stop trying to figure out a way to surrender and just let us win. Please feel free to share.
SSgt Greg S....... Fighting Terrorism in Iraq to Protect America