The Best We’ve Got

This evoked a rush of pride when I read it. It is just one more reason that I get my news from reading weblogs instead of dead tree or video circus media.

Far from the crude babykiller of campus legend, the American soldier has proved that he is as humane as he is competent, as creative as he is valorous, and as optimistic as the best traditions of his – or her – country. Our troops have tracked down war criminals, turned the tables on ambushers, faced countless roadside bombs – and built schools, created jobs, picked up garbage and set an example that even those Iraqis anxious for us to leave will not forget.

Ralph Peter’s recent column in the New York Post is well worth reading. He is a retired Army officer and the author of “Beyond Baghdad”. I want to read his book and see what else he has to say.

Thanks to Powerline for the link.

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0 Responses to The Best We’ve Got

  1. Denny says:

    Yes, it’s a tragedy that these precious American lives have lost while their (yes, untold) story hasn’t been conveyed in the media, which edits its content according to criteria that have nothing to do with what’s important.

  2. SSG Terry Townsend says:

    Does anyone have the full text of this article? I’ve searched the NY Post, Yahoo, & Google & cannot seem to find it. I am currently stationed in Baghdad & would very much like to read this article.

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