A Disgrace That They Should Wonder
There was a sad moment overnight on MSNBC. Anchor Dan Abrams was speaking live via satellite phone to correspondent Chip Reid, embedded with a Marine unit near the front. Reid mentioned that the Marines are always curious to get news from home from him after he gets off the satellite phone. Reid said they’re wondering “if people are going to spit on them when they get home, like in Vietnam.” Abrams seemed close to breaking up by the thought that these men are fighting for their lives in the desert, and have doubts in their minds about whether or not the American people are behind them. Not that any of that will matter to the brats who are going to try to shut down Manhattan today. They are not worthy of the sacrifice those Marines are making.
Democracy Lessons From Iran
Iranian ambassador Javad Zarif dismissed the implicit claim in the military code-name Operation Iraqi Freedom, launched to topple the regime of President Saddam Hussein.
“Democracy is not something that can be imposed by tanks and helicopter gunships,” Zarif said.
It can be prohibited through tyranny, though?
Kids Shooting At Marines in Nasiryah
I got this one from Drudge:
Garvin said some of the Iraqi fighters were using women as shields and had given guns to children.
“Unfortunately some of the children have been firing at our Marines and our Marines have been forced to defend themselves,” he said.
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