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The Truth about Iraq!
http://www.therealiraq.org ^

Posted on 02/24/2005 5:26:06 PM PST by SteveYoung

We have set up a site with many letters direct from Iraq. These Letters Home tell the truth about the good things our solders are doing today in Iraq!

www.therealiraq.org

Frustrated with all the bad news on Iraq, a group of patriots stateside developed The Real Iraq. This was the result of our now number one contributor simply writing a "letter home". On his first tour Randy Fritz, would send home an email letter, telling a story of the good soldiers were doing in Iraq. From the complex drilling for, and purification of water, handing out seeds to a community, or a simple toy to a Iraq child, the stories are captivating!


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chairity; compasion; freedom; gnfi; home; hope; iraq; letter; letterhome; lettershome; newbie; personalaccount; randyfritz; realiraq; troops; truth; us
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1 posted on 02/24/2005 5:26:09 PM PST by SteveYoung
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To: SteveYoung

Way to go!


2 posted on 02/24/2005 5:27:22 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: SteveYoung

Nice website, I bookmarked it and will check in often


3 posted on 02/24/2005 5:34:54 PM PST by MJY1288 (In The War On Terror; Belgium = GWB Piss Mats,... U.S.A = The Liberation of 50 Million so far)
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To: SteveYoung

BTTT..


4 posted on 02/24/2005 5:37:20 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: mystery-ak; ohioWfan; Miss Marple; DrDeb; admiralsn; Mo1; Howlin

Check this out


5 posted on 02/24/2005 5:37:47 PM PST by MJY1288 (In The War On Terror; Belgium = GWB Piss Mats,... U.S.A = The Liberation of 50 Million so far)
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To: MJY1288

Thanks guys, I felt funny about posting our own site, but the National (and World) press does not tell the truth about what is going on in Iraq.


6 posted on 02/24/2005 5:38:52 PM PST by SteveYoung
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; ...

Information ping!


7 posted on 02/24/2005 5:39:43 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: SteveYoung
Supporting our troops and getting the truth out is always welcome.

How long has your site been up ?

8 posted on 02/24/2005 5:42:28 PM PST by MJY1288 (In The War On Terror; Belgium = GWB Piss Mats,... U.S.A = The Liberation of 50 Million so far)
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To: Howlin; Former Military Chick

Thanks for the ping Howlin.


9 posted on 02/24/2005 5:43:19 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: SteveYoung

What do you think about Jay Fiedler being cut by the Dolphins?


10 posted on 02/24/2005 5:44:53 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Howlin

Excellent site, thanks for the ping. I may send to my local newsfaker


11 posted on 02/24/2005 5:44:58 PM PST by RushCrush (History will be VERY kind to GWB. WJC? Not so much.......)
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To: SteveYoung

Awesome site! GREAT job! This one gets a bookmark for future visits.


12 posted on 02/24/2005 5:45:34 PM PST by PilloryHillary (Welcome to America...now speak English)
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping! Looks like a good site!


13 posted on 02/24/2005 5:46:31 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: SteveYoung

bttt


14 posted on 02/24/2005 5:47:03 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SteveYoung

Thanks. BTW, Congratulations on the Hall of Fame selection. :-)


15 posted on 02/24/2005 5:47:22 PM PST by Saberwielder
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To: SteveYoung

Excellent - I've already read February's letters, which are great by the way, and posted a comment. Great work and thanks for the link.


16 posted on 02/24/2005 5:47:58 PM PST by PatriotGirl827 (Member of the Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: SteveYoung

Steve Young, Founder - CTO

When the first few emails came in from Randy, I wanted to “suit up” and head out. I was ready to go, after all I had a lot to offer! I was fit, could protect myself, Iraq was a country about to explode with opportunities. I was a strategic thinker with the ability to implement, a proven track record of managing companies. Even the successful one I manage now, founded 16 years ago as a bootstrap operation. A private land and sea pilot that could learn to fly any aircraft with the proper training. Surely I could help a country to grow, a country to learn, even guide a country to freedom.

 

I did not have a clue. I am not indestructible.

 

It wasn’t about ME it was about THEM. It was about the brave men and woman that could protect themselves, that did not have to loose 20 pounds, that did not have to learn how to use a 9 millimeter. I would just be in the way, a liability, a millstone that would be someone else’s problem.

 

So what could I do? I can do anything. What would be the best thing to do?

 

Randy needed a voice, the troops were doing great things and the press only talked about the bad things. We were fighting for the hearts and minds of the Iraq people and we are winning! No one knows it. We needed to publish a simple letter home.

 

The right thing to do was create TheRealIraq.org

 

I hope you enjoy it, I hope you contribute by writing and commenting, “THEY” are wrong, you and I are right!

 

17 posted on 02/24/2005 5:47:58 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Diogenesis

fyi


18 posted on 02/24/2005 5:48:37 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: nashvillefan

Git over here and read this, twerp !


19 posted on 02/24/2005 5:54:38 PM PST by tomkat (will *never* forgive 9-11. God'll just have to understand...)
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To: SteveYoung

Great idea!


20 posted on 02/24/2005 5:55:48 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; Chieftain; Ragtime Cowgirl; gatorbait; GreyFriar; americanmother; The Mayor; ...

Awesome site **PING** ... thanks BSF!

For the rest check this out!!


21 posted on 02/24/2005 5:57:24 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Howlin

Thanks Howlin for the ping.


22 posted on 02/24/2005 6:06:43 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: SteveYoung
Great site !

I thought you might appreciate some feedback . .

The image below is a screen shot from:
Mozilla 1.7.5
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041217

As you can see the entire site is there, but the frame that contains the scroll bar is only about 100 pixels down, this reduces most of the site into that tiny scroll window.

Freep mail me if you'd like more info.

23 posted on 02/24/2005 6:09:51 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Howlin; SteveYoung; Pride in the USA

Thanks for the ping, Howlin!

Welcome to FreeRepublic, Steve. Thank you for sharing your awesome website with us. What a great idea!


24 posted on 02/24/2005 6:10:02 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; anniegetyourgun; maestro; TEXOKIE; ...
Frustrated with all the bad news on Iraq, a group of patriots stateside developed The Real Iraq.
25 posted on 02/24/2005 6:16:18 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: MJY1288; SteveYoung

Thanks for the ping...can't wait to check it out....are you two related?


26 posted on 02/24/2005 6:16:37 PM PST by mystery-ak (right handed, left thumb on top)
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To: mystery-ak

I don't think so :-), Young is a common name, But I know someone named Steve Young here in Maryland


27 posted on 02/24/2005 6:20:43 PM PST by MJY1288 (In The War On Terror; Belgium = GWB Piss Mats,... U.S.A = The Liberation of 50 Million so far)
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To: SteveYoung

What a great idea for a blog. We are STARVED for real information on Iraq and this will go a long way towards feeding that hunger.


28 posted on 02/24/2005 6:20:58 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: SteveYoung

A first rate idea! Let's see the Lefties stand up to the onslaught of facts this will place in the hands of the people. The truth will not be suppressed!

A.A.C.


29 posted on 02/24/2005 6:23:47 PM PST by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: MJY1288

Just thought maybe he was one of your brothers...


30 posted on 02/24/2005 6:24:51 PM PST by mystery-ak (right handed, left thumb on top)
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To: SteveYoung
Easier to read if you go to this URL:

http://www.letterhome.org/blog/index.php

31 posted on 02/24/2005 6:30:37 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: SteveYoung

Great. Bookmarked.


32 posted on 02/24/2005 6:43:44 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: MJY1288

We have only been up for 3 weeks. We did some local PR the first week and got 4 papers on the front page, and one TV station, all just local. Kathy and I do a lot of local public service and donations, so that gave us a hook.

We did take the emails provided to us from people in Iraq over the last year and one half and input them to give it depth.


33 posted on 02/24/2005 6:44:03 PM PST by SteveYoung
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To: SteveYoung

One of the brief letters from Iraq:

"I had chow with a soldiers from one of the FOBs (Forward Operating Base). He has two children under 5 at home. His wife sent him a message that the roof was leaking and she had no idea what to do. He told her to just go to Home Depot and ask them to recommend a contractor. Not only did they recommend a contractor, Home Depot donated the roofing material and paid the cost of the labor. Our enlisted soldiers here in Iraq, especially the reserve and National Guard, take a tremendous pay cut to be here. A leaky roof breaks the budget. Thanks Home Depot some where in Connecticut!"

"Randy"


34 posted on 02/24/2005 6:46:07 PM PST by ryan71 (Live Free)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Thanks, but I am not the same Steve Young. Although, they made a good move, dumping Fiedler. But they need a QB like our Tom Brady.


35 posted on 02/24/2005 6:51:12 PM PST by SteveYoung
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To: SteveYoung; MJY1288; Howlin

Oh, my goodness.......this is FANTASTIC!! THANK you!!


36 posted on 02/24/2005 6:52:02 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Didn't want you to miss this . . .


37 posted on 02/24/2005 6:52:08 PM PST by BraveMan
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To: SteveYoung

What a wonderful site! Bookmark for daily reading. Thanks.


38 posted on 02/24/2005 6:56:17 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: SteveYoung; Jamax58

Good site and a great morale and inspiration booster. Our service men and women need and deserve all the support that we can give them.


39 posted on 02/24/2005 6:56:59 PM PST by Mustng959 (In loving memory of those that gave their all to preserve our Freedoms!)
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To: MJY1288; lodwick; Cuttnhorse; operation clinton cleanup; Servant of the 9; catpuppy; ...

Thanks for the ping, Mike

Passing it on


40 posted on 02/24/2005 6:59:12 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to the Media/Press ... Why are you hiding the Eason Jordan tapes ????)
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To: Knight Templar

come over here...


41 posted on 02/24/2005 7:02:39 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: ChadGore

Regarding the FireFox problem, thanks. I am aware of it but have not been able to solve it. The Blog is in WordPress 1.2.2 in a inline frame under the menu system. It looks fine in Explorer and others but has this problem in Mozilla. No one at the WordPress site has found a solution (but they are all helpfull and great people). I plan on upgrading this weekend to 1.5 and hope to solve it. 98% of the browsers so far are Explorer but I use FireFox at work myself so I would like to solve the problem.

We do not do this for a living but I can not take it (the normal press) any more.


42 posted on 02/24/2005 7:03:46 PM PST by SteveYoung
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To: ryan71
OK so I over the last two years switched my business to Lowe's because HD had done some real bonehead things. Namely you couldn't get checked out, I HATE to wait for 25 minutes to give them MY money. This story has me switching back to the orange box.

Thanks HD for taking care of that family!

43 posted on 02/24/2005 7:03:49 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: SteveYoung
It's a great site and a great idea. God Bless You!

P.S. where are you from?

44 posted on 02/24/2005 7:05:26 PM PST by MJY1288 (In The War On Terror; Belgium = GWB Piss Mats,... U.S.A = The Liberation of 50 Million so far)
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To: MJY1288

We are from Londonderry, New Hampshire

"Live Free Or Die"
John Stark born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, August 28, 1728

On August 16th, 1777, John Stark marched his New Hampshire militia across Vermont from Brattleboro to Bennington to keep the British from raiding supplies whose loss might very well have resulted in the fall of New York.
Before the battle, Stark passionately addressed to his troops: "Yonder are the Hessians," he declared. "They were bought for seven pounds and ten pence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it! Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!"

Steve Young, God Bless this Nation!


45 posted on 02/24/2005 7:23:24 PM PST by SteveYoung
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To: Howlin; SteveYoung

Thanks for the ping, Howlin!

Great site, Steve! Just installed it on my news links page for easy access.


46 posted on 02/24/2005 7:23:37 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: SteveYoung
I only asked where you were from because I know a Steve Young and his Wife's name is Kathy :-)

I'm gonna prominently place a link to your site on my business's website. I hope you get lots of visitors

God Bless You,
Mike Young

47 posted on 02/24/2005 7:29:13 PM PST by MJY1288 (In The War On Terror; Belgium = GWB Piss Mats,... U.S.A = The Liberation of 50 Million so far)
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To: SteveYoung
"...the National (and World) press does not tell the truth about what is going on in Iraq."

That is right, they don't!

48 posted on 02/24/2005 7:36:25 PM PST by Radix (The next time that I find a good Tag Line, I'll be sure to post it here.)
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To: Calpernia

Bump!


49 posted on 02/24/2005 8:04:21 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


50 posted on 02/24/2005 8:10:30 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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