Thursday, July 20, 2006

Soldiers Show Iraq Realities on Internets

Here's a very interesting report from Ana Marie Cox in Time Magazine on soldiers in Iraq uploading videos to You Tube.

"Vice President Cheney complained last March that the public's dwindling support for the war was due to the 'perception that what's newsworthy is the car bomb in Baghdad,' rather than what success has been had 'in terms of making progress towards rebuilding Iraq.' Talk show host Laura Ingraham encouraged those covering Iraq to "talk to those soldiers on the ground" in order to get a sense of all the good things happening there that should be "celebrated." By that logic, putting cameras in the hands of those soldiers on the ground
should provide enough celebration for an 'Up with Iraq' musical. "

Good idea here. Want to learn what's really going on in Iraq? Don't listen to the Generals. Don't listen to Sean Hannity. Don't listen to Dick "Deferment" Cheney. Get it from the source: the soldiers themselves. Listen to them on

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