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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....
"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.
Inspiring stuff. So shouldn't Americans hear about it?
Don't the troops deserve to?
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 ...
Don't the troops deserve to?
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.
Well, at least the letter WAS posted to FR too.
Looks interesting, but I refuse to sign up with the NY Post.
Another good catch, smoothsailing.
Ping to self.
Link to full text is in this post:
But sadly it doesn't,with the exception of this newspaper, it's the truth.
thanks smoothsailing, for posting the link.
Don't miss this #4
BS, you can't make me believe that an ARAB would say those things! /sarcasm
no doubt! he wants control of our ports dont trust him!!!! LOL
I wish the NY Post didn't require registration though,or at least didn't require excerpting.
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. :-)
Thanks for posting this, I've already e-mailed it to my military relatives.
Thanks, got it already. And e-mailed it out.