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Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Power of Prayer

Our troops in the field could use your help.

All The News ... You Never Read In The Times

Ralph Peters beats up on the New York Times this morning. Writing for the New York Post from Baghdad:
DUDE, WHERE'S MY CIVIL WAR?
March 5, 2006 -- Baghdad

I'M trying. I've been trying all week. The other day, I drove another 30 miles or so on the streets and alleys of Baghdad. I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared. And I just can't find it.

Maybe actually being on the ground in Iraq prevents me from seeing it. Perhaps the view's clearer from Manhattan. It could be that my background as an intelligence officer didn't give me the right skills.

And riding around with the U.S. Army, looking at things first-hand, is certainly a technique to which The New York Times wouldn't stoop in such an hour of crisis.

Let me tell you what I saw anyway. Rolling with the "instant Infantry" gunners of the 1st Platoon of Bravo Battery, 4-320 Field Artillery, I saw children and teenagers in a Shia slum jumping up and down and cheering our troops as they drove by. Cheering our troops. (link)
Odd how the New York Times keeps missing this story.

Kilo Has The Scoop

Wise County, Virginia is now famous. Kilo mentions in this excellent post that Wise made the Rush Limbaugh Show the other day and my daughter called to ask what was with the pork rind story over in Wise as she had seen it featured on Fox's Bill O'Reilly Show.

I made mention of this developing scandal several months ago, when it was only a story about vote tampering. Now it's grown to gargantuan proportions.

Of all the area problems we could be focusing on, local officials have brought national scrutiny on (alleged) Wise County graft, drug dealing, and widespread corruption.

Good grief.