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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; veronica
The soldiers paid no attention to the politics in Washington while they were in Iraq. They try to avoid watching the news now that they are home. But when they do see the reports, they are troubled by the distortion.

"The reporters that came to see us when we returned home ignored the tremendous pride we all feel in what we accomplished while we were over there," says Coffey.

Coffey himself was the subject of an odd front page photograph in the New York Times three weeks ago. The photo-editor lopped off his head to show a picture of his son embracing a headless torso in uniform, weighed down with a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Coffey's son was crying. ("Probably because he had just gotten into a fight with his older brother. He wasn't crying over me, I had already been home for a week.") The decorated chest evoked no emotion from a reader.

(*NOTE FROM Vets_Husband_and_Wife what a pathetic commentary!!) of course I think everything I just quoted is.. but especially to distort the real reason a child is crying..and to not take notice of a hero!!) Read on...

In a way, this bizarre photograph tells the entire story of the campaign to prevent the US from winning. If the American public is deprived of a view of its heroes, who won a war and are winning the peace, they will, sooner or later, abandon the fight.

Enough said.. signing off WITH EVEN MORE DISGUST FOR THE MEDIA (surprized it is even possible, but it is).. and even MORE PRIDE for our troops (never surprized at that!!).

May God Bless them, and their families!! They are NEVER forgotten and ALWAYS appreciated in this house! We Pray for the troops daily, fly the flag daily too. Yellow Ribbons remain on our tree's until the guys and gals come home!!

We honestly believe the MEDIA is doing HORRENDOUS damage to our troops and the families of our troops morale.


14 posted on 10/05/2003 11:32:45 AM PDT by Vets_Husband_and_Wife (CNN: Where " WE report what WE decide!!")
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To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife
You know the left-press pulled the same stunt during Vietnam. Uncle Walter has competition today from Americans who care about the truth and have access to the primary news sources - the troops, DoD and the Iraqi people through the internet.

The anti-Americans can't muzzle every American with a computer and a friend in Iraq, or 23 million Iraqis with NEW free (thanks mostly to the US military) speech.

Hang in there! Keep spreading the word.

Arnold's approval ratings went up after the recent press attacks.

The American people aren't stupid. We don't like it when anyone endangers our troops by spreading lies, undermining morale and turning the world against America with the daily misreporting. We don't like it that the press is making a heroic and difficult job even more difficult for our heroes.

Many of us were awake on 9-11.

17 posted on 10/05/2003 1:33:57 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ("This isn't a game." <> "This is our lives." ~ Iraqi victim of Saddam to war critics who say "QUIT")
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