Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Message for Harry

From Cpl Tyler Rock:

"We need to stay here and help rebuild."

"Yeah and I got a quote for that douche Harry Reid. These families need us here. Obviously he has never been in Iraq or at least the area worth seeing. The parts where insurgency is rampant and the buildings are blown to pieces."

"If Iraq didnt want us here then why do we have Iraqi Police volunteering everyday to rebuild their cities, and working directly with us too. "

"It sucks that Iraqi’s have more patriotism for a country that has turned to complete s---, more than the people in America who drink Starbucks everyday."

"We could leave this place and say we are sorry to the terrorists. and then we could wait for 3,000 more American civilians to die before we say “hey thats not nice” again."

"And the sad thing is after we WIN this war, people like [Harry Reid] will say he was there for us the whole time."

Harry Reid, whose nickname from childhood is "Pinky", never served in the military. My guess is that the corporal has a better grasp of what is happening in Iraq than does the Senator.


cringing2 said...

Clearly, you've never been to Iraq and I daresay, you wouldn't have the courage to go anywhere in the muslim world, Mallott.

It is very small minority of people who think that the war in Iraq is winnable by military means. I note that Gen. Petreus is in agreement with Harry Reid.

It is obvious to rational people that Iraq will not be rebuilt while US stormtroopers are there killing and raping the Iraqi population. It is, after all, the people of Iraq that you are fighting.

No posts about George Soros yet Mallott? Tut tut. Bill O is relying on the wingnut army to back him up.

Anonymous said...

"I note that Gen. Petreus is in agreement with Harry Reid."

Really? Here is an excerpt from an AP story about Gen. Petraeus' comments: "he said improvements, such as the reopening of shops and the return by some residents to their homes, are 'often eclipsed by sensational attacks that overshadow our daily accomplishments.'

"'Iraq is in fact the central front of al-Qaida's global campaign,' he said. 'Al-Qaida-Iraq remains a formidable foe with considerable resilience and a capability to produce horrific attacks.'

"'This group's activities must be significantly disrupted at the least for the new Iraq to succeed,' he added. 'The key to success is disrupting their attacks.'"

The "key to success is..."? Come now, Cringing2, that seems a far cry from Harry Reid's declaration that "I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - (know) this war is lost."

But then again, you've made it clear to everybody that the only "rational" people are those who think as you do... ah, revel in the open-mindedness of the left.

cringing2 said...

cringing2 said...

Al Qaeda? Yeah, you're fighting Al Qaeda. Right.

And the 25 odd million Iraqis that are still there just love your stormtroopers.

Greeted as liberators huh?

Anonymous said...

Cringing2, we both know that for every reference to a soldier you post who suggests we should leave Iraq immediately, I can post multiples saying the exact opposite. But that is hardly the point. You made the factual allegation that General Petraeus agreed with Harry Reid. When the inaccuracy of your "facts" was exposed, you attempted to change the subject. This, however, seems to be your MO - wild allegations with nothing for support.

Nonetheless, as for winning hearts and minds, I was just listening to a soldier on the radio this afternoon who is returning from service in Iraq. He related from personal experience, as well as from talking with fellow soldiers in other areas of that country, that the Iraqis are very appreciative of what the U.S. is doing there. Even in the Sunni Triangle our soldiers know that the people of Iraq are appreciative of the U.S. and recognize the terrorist "insurgents" are the problem.

You, of course, will now tell me I (and more significantly, this returning soldier) am ignorant with no grasp of reality. So be it.

anonymous2 said...

The following is from the AP:

"An Iraqi government spokesman criticized the U.S. Senate vote to begin withdrawing U.S. troops by Oct. 1.

"'We see some negative signs in the decision because it sends wrong signals to some sides that might think of alternatives to the political process,' Ali al-Dabbagh told The Associated Press.

"He spoke after the Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require the start of troop withdrawals from Iraq by Oct. 1. The House passed the same bill a day earlier, and President Bush has promised a veto.

"The legislation is the first binding challenge on the war that Democrats have managed to send to Bush since they reclaimed control of both houses of Congress in January.

"'Coalition forces gave lots of sacrifices and they should continue their mission, which is building Iraqi security forces to take over,' al-Dabbagh said. 'We see (it) as a loss of four years of sacrifices.'"

cringing2 said...

My anecdotal evidence was a counter to Mallotts anecdotal evidence only.

Petreus has said that Iraq cannot be "won" by military means. It requires a political solution, which is largely what Harry Reed said, albeit a little clumsily.

All the anecdotal evidence you can provide cannot blunt the empirical evidence of consistent polling results of the opinions of the Iraqi population regarding your military occupation.

The dance about the Iraqi funding bill is a window dressing for US domestic political consumption only.

Both parties want the Hydrocarbon law passed. That my friend is the real issue. The rest is distraction for a gullible public.