A picture from one of Michael’s recent posts: "Major Mark Bieger found this little girl after the car bomb attacked our guys while kids were crowding around."
Michael Yon writes compelling dispatches about what is happening in Iraq. The picture that emerges from this carnage is savage, but reassuring. Iraqis are slowly, but surely building a society where decent people will have a future.
Iraqi citizens and our soldiers deal with daily suicide attacks with a continuing determination in spite of mainstream media determined to show otherwise. It is increasingly obvious that their citizens and our soldiers are bringing order out of chaos.
The "invisible" insurgents who seemed omniscient and omnipotent are now being revealed as killers for hire — street thugs who talk with street dialects, rather than religious zealots. A new smash-hit television show: "Terrorism in the Hands of Justice" features captured insurgents telling their stories. These hour-long episodes without commercials are shown six nights per week on a government-owned, US-sponsored station. Translators working for the US Army say they "love the show," "watch it every night," and that Iraqis "downtown" chatter every morning about the latest episodes.
If you want to get a better understanding of the forces at work in this emerging democracy, you should take time to read Michael’s weblog. He is with the 1-24th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division, whose soldiers are fighting some of the most serious insurgency battles in Iraq.