Tuesday, May 29, 2007

MSM "rejuvenating" the enemy

There is little doubt about the fact, reports from the media hurt our cause in Iraq. This article gives you a soldier's point of view:

"Hello media, do you know you indirectly kill American soldiers every
day? You inspire and report the enemy's objective every day. You are the enemy's
greatest weapon. The enemy cannot beat us on the battlefield so all he does is
try to wreak enough havoc and have you report it every day. With you and the
enemy using each other, you continually break the will of the American public
and American government.

"We go out daily and bust and kill the enemy, uncover and destroy huge
weapons caches and continue to establish infrastructure. So daily we put a
whoopin on the enemy, but all the enemy has to do is turn on the TV and get
re-inspired. He gets to see his daily roadside bomb, truck bomb, suicide bomber
or mortar attack. He doesn't see any accomplishments of the U.S. military (FOX,
you're not exempt, you suck also).

"Let's give you an example. A couple of days ago we conducted an air
assault. We lifted troops into an area for an operation. The operation went well
and our ground troops killed (insurgents) and took several prisoners, freed a
few hostages and uncovered a weapons cache containing munitions and chemicals
that were going to be used in improvised bombs.

"The next morning I woke up and turned on AFN (Armed Forces Network)
and watched the nightly news (NBC). Nothing, none of that reported. But the
daily car bomb report was reported, and the file footage was not even from the
event. There was a car bomb in the Sadr City area and your news report showed
old car bomb footage from another part of town from some other time.

"So we really set the enemy back that night but all the enemy had to do
was turn on the news and be reassured that the enemy's agenda (objective) was
still going to be fed to the American public.

"We, the soldiers, keep breaking the back of the enemy. You, the media,
keep rejuvenating the enemy.

Do not underestimate the power of bad press.

Support the troops.

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