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Unfit to Print?
New York Post ^ | February 26, 2006 | Editorial

Posted on 02/26/2006 11:48:43 PM PST by smoothsailing

UNFIT TO PRINT?

An inspiring letter from the mayor of Tal' Afar, thanking the 3rd Cavalry Regiment for liberating his city from al Qaeda: Aside from The Post's coverage of the letter, it appears nowhere.

What a pity.

Every newspaper in the country should have run Mayor Najim Abdullah Abid Al-Jibouri's tribute to U.S. troops. It's legitimate news — offering detailed updates on Iraq's reconstruction from the perspective of Iraqis. And it's positive news.

The mayor wrote: "Our city was the main base of operations for Abu Mousab Al Zarqawi. Our streets were silent, and no one dared to walk them...

"Their savagery reached such a level that they stuffed the corpses of children with explosives and tossed them into the streets....

SNIP

"This was the situation of our city until God prepared and delivered unto them the courageous soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who liberated this city,...... killing many terrorists, and forcing the remaining butchers to flee the city like rats."

The letter has, as The Post reported last Monday, created a swell of pride in American servicemen.

Military families, fed up with conventional reporting, spread this and other positive stories through e-mail and Web sites. The letter itself was distributed to the families of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment in Fort Carson, Colo., upon the soldiers' return from their second year-long Iraq tour.

SNIP

Inspiring stuff. So shouldn't Americans hear about it?

Don't the troops deserve to?

SNIP

Across Iraq, as Iraqis and Americans together build bulwarks against jihadi violence,their stories are lost to Al Qaeda bombs................, which are endlessly rebroadcast around the world.

If the good guys could count on the same kind of press, the long road toward a stable Iraqi nation might seem not quite so arduous.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: freedom; goodnews; liberation; liberty; peace; winningthewar; wot

1 posted on 02/26/2006 11:48:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Inspiring stuff. So shouldn't Americans hear about it?

Absolutely!

Don't the troops deserve to?

Absolutely!

2 posted on 02/26/2006 11:54:12 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: smoothsailing

If the good mayor wanted his letter published, he should've blamed Bush for something heinous and criminal, and called the American troops "butchers worse than those of Genghis Khahn."

I mean, all it takes to get publicity these days is to criticize America, our troops, and our President. Praise? Hardly newsworthy.


3 posted on 02/26/2006 11:55:07 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: All
The Mayor's complete letter for those who havn't seen or want to read it again
4 posted on 02/26/2006 11:56:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Well, at least the letter WAS posted to FR too.


5 posted on 02/26/2006 11:56:24 PM PST by nopardons
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To: smoothsailing

Looks interesting, but I refuse to sign up with the NY Post.


6 posted on 02/26/2006 11:58:40 PM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: Peach; Howlin; ohioWfan; MJY1288; smoothsailing

Another good catch, smoothsailing.


7 posted on 02/26/2006 11:59:30 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Taxman

Ping to self.


8 posted on 02/26/2006 11:59:33 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: de Buillion

Link to full text is in this post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1586192/posts?page=4#4


9 posted on 02/27/2006 12:00:49 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: coconutt2000
Wouldn't it be great if your post required a /sarcasm tag?

But sadly it doesn't,with the exception of this newspaper, it's the truth.

10 posted on 02/27/2006 12:02:59 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; jan in Colorado; AmericanArchConservative; Dark Skies; Former Dodger; Cornpone; ...

thanks smoothsailing, for posting the link.

Don't miss this #4


11 posted on 02/27/2006 12:03:27 AM PST by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: smoothsailing

BS, you can't make me believe that an ARAB would say those things! /sarcasm


12 posted on 02/27/2006 12:06:01 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: de Buillion
You don't need to.The link at post#4 has the entire letter.The editorial part I posted is virtually intact, it's mostly the quotes from the letter I left out.
13 posted on 02/27/2006 12:06:49 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Echo Talon
Yeah, he's probably just gaming for a shot at "running" our ports.HA!
14 posted on 02/27/2006 12:09:08 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: nopardons
There's a link to the whole letter in post # 4, np. :)
15 posted on 02/27/2006 12:10:22 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

no doubt! he wants control of our ports dont trust him!!!! LOL


16 posted on 02/27/2006 12:12:46 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: onyx
Thanks.:)

I wish the NY Post didn't require registration though,or at least didn't require excerpting.

17 posted on 02/27/2006 12:13:07 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks...I saw it, but I read the entire letter in the N.Y. Post, when they printed it, as well as both threads, on FR, that had it up, as well. :-)


18 posted on 02/27/2006 12:14:02 AM PST by nopardons
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for posting this, I've already e-mailed it to my military relatives.


19 posted on 02/27/2006 12:15:51 AM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: onyx

Thanks, got it already. And e-mailed it out.


20 posted on 02/27/2006 12:18:12 AM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: nopardons
i figured you probably had, but just in case...

The Post deserves a lot of credit for getting it out to it's print and on-line readers.

21 posted on 02/27/2006 12:18:43 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: de Buillion
That's great! Oh,and it was my pleasure! :)
22 posted on 02/27/2006 12:21:07 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Yes, the Post does deserve kudos for printing the letter.

I'm glad that you posted the link, even though I've read it ( THREE TIMES! LOL ), but others probably haven't and your link made it possible for them to do so. So, kudos to you, too!

23 posted on 02/27/2006 12:23:19 AM PST by nopardons
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for posting the whole letter! It was an inspiring read!


24 posted on 02/27/2006 2:01:52 AM PST by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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To: onyx

Now why isn't this being featured all over the MSM? Rhetorical question of course, but it IS frustrating when people don't read/hear about the gratitude of the Iraqi people.


25 posted on 02/27/2006 6:18:53 AM PST by Peach
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To: Fred Nerks
Thanks Fred. I have seen this several times in the past couple weeks and have it saved.

It can never be printed often enough for me.

26 posted on 02/27/2006 8:42:05 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Fred Nerks
Thanks Fred. I have seen this several times in the past couple weeks and have it saved.

It can never be printed often enough for me.

27 posted on 02/27/2006 8:47:06 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Justanobody

oooops...sorry.


28 posted on 02/27/2006 8:47:43 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks for the ping Fred. The mayor's letter was really touching. It looks like there ARE Iraqis who like us after all, and are glad we're in Iraq, not that the MSM would ever let us know that.

It's a shame that the letter was never publicized in the MSM, seems they only report on news from Iraq when its negative >:(

Every time I hear some tinhorn reporter on TV talk about how Iraq is "turning into Vietnam" and how the "Iraqis want us out" I want to climb into the TV screen and punch them in the face.


29 posted on 02/27/2006 11:45:41 AM PST by Hill of Tara
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To: Fred Nerks
Thanks for the ping(s) Fred.

I'm under the impression that anything that does not back up the quagmire scenario will not get the attention it deserves in the MSM... or is it the ENEMEDIA.

Either way, I'm thankful in this day and age it's now the "old media" and folks can get real news and indepth analysis on sites like Freep, LGF, and Jihadwatch.

30 posted on 02/27/2006 5:18:54 PM PST by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: Fred Nerks; USF; Cornpone; bayouranger; Jenny Hatch
Thanks for the GREAT news ping, Fred! I'm a few days behind, but I'm sure glad I didn't miss this incredibly inspiring letter!

"To those who spread smiles on the faces of our children, and gave us restored hope, through their personal sacrifice and brave fighting, and gave new life to the city after hopelessness darkened our days, and stole our confidence in our ability to reestablish our city."

"God bless this brave Regiment; God bless the families who dedicated these brave men and women. From the bottom of our hearts we thank the families. They have given us something we will never forget. To the families of those who have given their holy blood for our land, we all bow to you in reverence and to the souls of your loved ones. Their sacrifice was not in vain. They are not dead, but alive, and They will never be forgotten for giving their precious lives. They have sacrificed that which is most valuable. We see them in the smile of every child, and in every flower growing in this land.

Let America, their families, and the world be proud of their sacrifice for humanity and life."
---Mayor of Tall ‘Afar, Ninewa, Iraq


Those who appreciate FREEDOM the most, are those that know what it's like to NOT have it.
How sad that there are so many in this Country that would deny freedom to the Iraqis! The ENEMEDIA will do all it can to bury the great news and keep it from the American public.

God Bless our soldiers and their families!
THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice!

31 posted on 03/01/2006 9:42:26 AM PST by jan in Colorado (Beware of the ENEMEDIA!!! What treason have they perpetrated today?)
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To: jan in Colorado

Thanks Jan...


32 posted on 03/01/2006 10:00:09 AM PST by Cornpone (Who Dares Wins -- Defame Islam Today -- Tell the Truth About Mohammed)
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To: jan in Colorado

Thanks Jan


33 posted on 03/01/2006 12:29:48 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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