President Bush has Failed the Troops
It takes more than talk to “support the troops.”
it out this morning. I've been doing it for years now.
It also means you can't morally go into a war without knowing how
to get out, especially when you don't understand the land, the culture or the
people you're preemptively invading.
At least 75 Iraqis were killed in a maelstrom
of violence today as insurgents carried out one of their deadliest offensives
in weeks. The vast majority of the victims died in five powerful bombings in
Baghdad that threatened to heighten tensions as Iraqis were still struggling
to recover from the worst sectarian bloodletting of the war. At
Least 75 Dead in String of Attacks in Iraq
As I posted earlier, John Zogby released a startling poll about
what our troops are thinking and feeling. An overwhelming majority, 72% of the U.S. forces fighting in Iraq, believe we should get out of the country
within the next year.
John Murtha is looking a lot smarter, now isn't he?
While the political pinheads quibble about what constitutes a
civil war, people are dying by the dozen.
Please also take a moment to check out “Occupation Dreamland”
in the ad, which is now available on DVD. It's all about the 2nd Platoon from
the 82nd Airborne Division during the fight for Falluja. Here are just a few
reviews. It's just one of the ways you can support this blog. I appreciate it.
The film follows Alpha Company, 2nd Platoon
from the 82nd Airborne Division patrolling and securing Falluja, Iraq in 2003
and 2004 prior to the major insurrection that cost heavy American casualties
to retake the city. “Dreamland” is documentary filmmaking at its finest.
Occupation: Dreamland provides a vital
glimpse into the last days of Falluja before a final series of assaults began
in the spring of 2004 that effectively destroyed the city. The result is a revealing,
sometimes surprising look at Army life, operations and the complexity of American
war in the 21st century. GreenHouse
Occupation: Dreamland is an unflinchingly
candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraqi
city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A tense and grimly humorous study
of the soldiers unfolds as they patrol an environment of low-intensity conflict
creeping steadily towards catastrophe. Through the squad's activities Occupation:
Dreamland provides a vital glimpse into the last days of Falluja. The film documents
the city's waning stability before a final series of military assaults began
in the spring of 2004 that effectively destroyed it. IFILM