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The Longest Morning
The American Spectator ^ | 11/1/2007 | Jeff Emanuel

Posted on 11/02/2007 12:49:48 AM PDT by gwbiny2k

The Longest Morning By Jeff Emanuel Published 11/1/2007 12:08:23 AM This article is the cover story of The American Spectator's new, November 2007 issue. To subscribe to our monthly print edition, click here. Samarra, Iraq THE DAY OF AUGUST 26, 2007, began like any other for the soldiers of Charlie Company, 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (from the 82nd Airborne Division) -- with a mission in the city. Over a year into its deployment to Samarra, Iraq, and now working on the three-month extension announced by Secretary of Defense Gates in the spring, the company knew the city like the back of its collective hands and had its operational routine down to a science, whatever the mission it might be tasked with. On this morning, that mission was to establish a defensive perimeter around a block in central Samarra, so that Charlie Company's 3rd ("Blue") Platoon, led by Lieutenant Scott Young, could search a shop where it had information that Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were being manufactured.

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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: combat; insurgents; iraq; soldiers; supportthemission; supportthetroops
This story is eye-popping expose of the brave American soldiers fighting in Iraq
1 posted on 11/02/2007 12:49:50 AM PDT by gwbiny2k
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To: gwbiny2k

The title you created was not the title at the source and had to be changed.

We’re trying to reduce the number of duplicate threads. Just use the original published title.


2 posted on 11/02/2007 1:31:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Must read about a firefight in Iraq.

3 posted on 11/02/2007 1:39:25 AM PDT by gpapa
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To: gpapa

Ping to courage, freedom and brothers- in- arms

4 posted on 11/02/2007 3:07:05 AM PDT by momincombatboots (World changing power in the blood)
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To: gwbiny2k


5 posted on 11/02/2007 3:49:27 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: jveritas

Defeat of al Qaeda's maximum effort to embarrass American arms timed to coincide with General Petraeus' testimony before Congress.

6 posted on 11/02/2007 5:24:00 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: gwbiny2k

Great story. Thanks for posting

7 posted on 11/02/2007 8:30:49 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Pacifism is not moral. True morality requires evil be opposed, not appeased)
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To: MNJohnnie; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul; Borax Queen; Molly Pitcher; lysie; LBKQ; backhoe; ...

Amazing story.

8 posted on 11/03/2007 4:34:02 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
You know, that comment should really embarrass the RATS. Pelosi, Ried, Clinton, Murtha et al, are ready, willing and able, not to mention anxious, to surrender the strongest nation in the world to an entity whose "maximum effort" is a mere 40 troops send to kidnap nine American soldiers to murder in cold blood.

The RAT Party should be outlawed and banned. They are worse than the American Communist Party.

9 posted on 11/03/2007 6:27:26 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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