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  • Trying to find a source, The amount of people freed by the US Military.

    07/20/2009 7:49:37 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 9 replies · 496+ views
    7/20/09 | vanity
    I'm trying to find a source that lists the amounts of people freed by the US military in its various wars and conflicts for a speech; if anyone can point me to one I'd appreciate it, Thank You.
  • Bush Deserves More Credit on Iran

    07/10/2009 6:29:02 PM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies · 607+ views
    WSJournal ^ | July 11, 2009 | JOHN P. HANNAH
    Defying their regime once more, Iranians have renewed their protests in the streets of Tehran. Last month, when the protests began, the New York Times ran a story hinting that Iran's demonstrators may have been inspired by an "Obama factor." The article suggested that President Barack Obama's diplomatic outreach, unlike his predecessor's approach, emboldened Iranians to rise up against their regime, demanding it repair relations with America and the world. The Times reporter drew a stark contrast between the presidency of George W. Bush and that of Mr. Obama. According to the article, "Iran's regime was able to coalesce support...
  • Why Our Military is So Hated Around the World

    01/03/2009 10:41:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 61 replies · 2,197+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-08 | Wordsmith
    An Afghan woman holds a U.S. flag during a ceremony in Kabul marking the donation of more than 5000 wheelchairs to Afghanistan, September 22, 2003. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Ted Turner and Jane Fonda must be political soul mates. From a transcript of Bill O'Reilly's interview with Ted Turner: O'REILLY: All right. Is America a good country? TURNER: Oh, it's a great country. O'REILLY: Are we exploitative overseas? Is the war on terrorism largely our fault? TURNER: No, I wouldn't say largely. But I think if we stopped bombing people and sent doctors and scientists and engineers around the world that...
  • George Bush, Liberator

    12/27/2008 2:45:07 PM PST · by shove_it · 7 replies · 515+ views
    julescrittenden.com ^ | 12/27/2008 | Jules Crittenden
    Considering that it’s published in the UK, the Telegraph is a great American newspaper. Today, hosting Nile Gardiner on the vision and action of the much-reviled George Bush, champion of western values: Much of the condemnation of his policies though is driven by a venomous hatred of Bush’s personality and leadership style, rather than an objective assessment of his achievements. Ten or twenty years from now, historians will view Bush’s actions on the world stage in a more favourable light. America’s 43rd president did after all directly liberate more people (over 60 million) from tyranny than any leader since Winston...
  • Were We Greeted as “Liberators”?

    09/27/2008 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies · 1,068+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-27-08 | Wordsmith
    "And so John likes -- John, you like to pretend like the war started in 2007. You talk about the surge. The war started in 2003, and at the time when the war started, you said it was going to be quick and easy. You said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were. You were wrong. You said that we were going to be greeted as liberators. You were wrong." -Barry, Presidential debate September 26, 2008, on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Media Matters: On the March 12, 2003, edition of MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris...
  • Iraq’s Interior Minister Thanks U.S. Troops for Liberating Iraq

    07/30/2008 5:57:48 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies · 805+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 30, 2008 | Penny Starr
    A top Iraqi official visited wounded American troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to thank them for their part in ending Saddam Hussein’s rule in his country. “We have come … to express our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warriors, soldiers, in freeing the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq recover from tyranny and dictatorship,” Jawad Karim al-Bolani, Iraq’s minister of the interior, said through a translator to a handful of journalists in the lobby of the medical center. “We also want to express our gratitude to the...
  • I freed millions from barbarism, says President with no regrets

    06/14/2008 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 23 replies · 242+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 6/15/08 | Ned Temko
    The real 'options on the table' that should worry Europe and the world lay elsewhere - in the likelihood of moves by Iran's Arab neighbours to develop nuclear weapons of their own. He said the 'time is now' for the outside world to put in place 'diplomacy with consequences' to bring Iran's uranium-enrichment activities to an end, not least because he believed that a new group of European leaders had 'gone beyond the Iraq period' and were engaged with the US in multilateral efforts on a range of other issues. In London, however, Iraq inevitably will be back on the...
  • Remember the Liberators

    03/22/2008 6:58:24 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 8 replies · 297+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2008 | John B. Dwyer
    This week the nation marked the fifth anniversary of our presence in Iraq. It is past time to remember the liberators. Now at the end of their third tour they are preparing to leave: the 1st "Raider" Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division deployed to Al Anbar province 15 months ago as an element of the "surge" force. Its commander, Col. John W. Charlton, is responsible not only for his Army units, but also for Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel operating with them. His area of operations -- AO Topeka -- covers 8,900 sq. miles. From the outset his focus was...
  • Wear Red, White and Blue this Wed., March 19 to Support Our Troops and Their Mission!

    03/17/2008 9:02:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies · 1,442+ views
    Monday, March 17, 2008 | Kristinn
    Patriotic Americans are being urged to wear red, white and blue clothing this Wednesday, March 19, 2008, to show support for our troops and their mission on the fifth anniversary of the liberation of Iraq from the terrorist regime of Saddam Hussein.Anything from scarves and ties to a full blown Uncle Sam suit will do. When someone compliments you on your patriotic attire, take the opportunity to explain to them why you're wearing the red, white and blue on Wednesday.The anti-American left will be out in the streets across the country that day protesting and rioting. Most of us will...
  • Soldier fulfilling promise to deliver Afghani rug to president (Rug is very Christian/pro Bush)

    07/17/2006 1:46:39 PM PDT · by 2banana · 45 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Southeastern.com ^ | July 17, 2006 | BECKY MALKOVICH
    Soldier fulfilling promise to deliver Afghani rug to president BY BECKY MALKOVICH, THE SOUTHERN U.S. Army Lt. Col. Grayson Gile of Marion holds up a rug that he received while serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operation Task Force. The men that gave it to him asked if he could get the rug to President Bush, who is depicted in the center of the rug.(STEVE JAHNKE/THE SOUTHERN) MARION - Grayson Gile may have completed his broader mission in Afghanistan as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, but he returned stateside with...
  • Another Video for my FR friends, From the only Democrat (currently living) That I respect.

    06/14/2006 6:07:26 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 29 replies · 1,066+ views
    Youtube ^ | Zell Miller (kinda)
    Another Video for my FR friends, From the only Democrat (currently living) That I respect.
  • Bush is the Next Reagan

    06/04/2006 2:24:14 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 715 replies · 8,620+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Jun 4, 2006 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Bush is the Next Reagan Jun 4, 2006 Slater Bakhtavar - Persian Journal The same people who heavily criticized former President Reagan for his tough stance against Communism and for his aggressive push for democracy in Eastern Europe are now attacking President Bush for his tough stance against fundamentalism and his aggressive push for democracy in the Middle East. -They argued then that Communism would never fall - it did They argue now that Islamic Fundamentalism will never fall - it will -They argued then that the Soviet Union is too strong - it wasn't They argue now that the...
  • Medal winner dies saving the lives of other sons (C.M.H.)

    05/28/2006 1:02:58 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies · 900+ views
    HOLIDAY, Fla. -- Rita Richardson smiles at the memory: Her young son Dan, prowling the woods dressed in camouflage and green face paint or jumping off the shed like a paratrooper. But she wanted her little commando to know that war was more than a game. So each Memorial Day, she would take him to Arlington National Cemetery, near their Virginia home, to walk with her through that "garden of stone," to appreciate the sacrifices honored there. This Memorial Day, she will be there in spirit as her soldier son trains for another overseas deployment. Janice Pvirre will be at...
  • For soldiers, gratitude and praise from an Iraqi mayor

    05/20/2006 3:05:58 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 43 replies · 1,028+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/20/06 | David Montero
    COLORADO SPRINGS - An Iraqi mayor stood before troops lined up on the lawn at Fort Carson on Friday morning and said only two words in English. But those two words brought the crowd to its feet. "Thank you." It was a telling gesture from Tal Afar Mayor Najim Al Jibouri, who spoke for about 20 minutes in his native tongue praising the 3rd Armored Cavalry for saving his city from certain ruin.
  • US plots ‘new liberation of Baghdad’

    04/15/2006 9:33:58 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 22 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 16, 2006 | Sarah Baxter
    THE American military is planning a “second liberation of Baghdad” to be carried out with the Iraqi army when a new government is installed. Strategic and tactical plans are being laid by US commanders in Iraq and at the US army base in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under Lieutenant- General David Petraeus. Sources close to the Pentagon said Iraqi forces would take the lead, supported by American air power, special operations, intelligence, embedded officers and back-up troops. Helicopters suitable for urban warfare, such as the manoeuvrable AH-6 “Little Birds” used by the marines and special forces and armed with rocket launchers...
  • "I Saw Our Soldiers Greeted as Liberators": Hitchens Mashes Matthews' Mantra

    03/24/2006 2:57:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 2,885+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 24, 2006 Seemingly on every evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews enjoys chanting a mantra of allegedly failed Bush administration promises on Iraq.. Chief among them is his taunt that the White House claimed that our troops would be greeted as liberators. Just as it might be soothing to see someone silence an ostentatious Berkeley hippie endlessly chanting 'ummm', it was most satisfying to witness Christopher Hitchens on this evening's Hardball comprehensively refute Matthews on his claim. Once again, Matthews launched into his leitmorif: Pres. Bush: "strikes out . . . on the fact that we were going...
  • Bush ALWAYS had liberation of Iraq as a reason for war

    03/02/2006 7:47:51 PM PST · by KJC1 · 44 replies · 1,437+ views
    whitehouse.gov ^ | March 16, 2003 | n/a
    For Immediate Release March 16, 2003 Statement of the Atlantic Summit: A Vision for Iraq and the Iraqi People Iraq's talented people, rich culture, and tremendous potential have been hijacked by Saddam Hussein. His brutal regime has reduced a country with a long and proud history to an international pariah that oppresses its citizens, started two wars of aggression against its neighbors, and still poses a grave threat to the security of its region and the world. Saddam's defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions demanding the disarmament of his nuclear, chemical, biological, and long-range missile capacity has led to...
  • Iraqi Pol Hails Our GI 'Knights' (Mayor of Tal’Afar praises US soldiers as liberators & lionhearts)

    02/20/2006 10:31:59 AM PST · by dead · 52 replies · 2,091+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2006 | Niles Lathem Post Correspondent
    An Iraqi mayor has written a dramatic letter to the commander of coalition forces, praising U.S. troops as "lion hearts" and "knights" for liberating his city from al Qaeda terrorists. The emotional letter from gallant Tal' Afar Mayor Najim Abdullah Abid Al-Jibouri to Gen. George Casey is circulating among military families over the Internet and has created a surge of pride in troops. Al-Jibouri's letter calls soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, who carried out recent anti-terrorist operations in Tal' Afar "lion hearts," who "bristle with the confidence of knights in a bygone era." He said the troops transformed his...
  • Iraqi Mayor's Moment of Truth

    02/19/2006 3:45:55 PM PST · by FARS · 62 replies · 2,034+ views
    To Whom It May Concern: In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall Afar from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life. To the lion-hearts who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists who were beheading men, women and children in the streets for many months. To those who spread smiles on the faces of our children, and gave us restored hope, through their personal sacrifice and brave fighting,...
  • American Troops Praised by Iraqi Mayor

    02/17/2006 11:41:02 AM PST · by bornacatholic · 31 replies · 1,417+ views
    Red State Org ^ | 2006 | Najim Abdullah Abid Al-Jibouri
    In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall' Afar from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life. To the lion-hearts who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists who were beheading men, women and children in the streets for many months. 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...
  • Iraqi Mayor thanks American Troops

    02/14/2006 5:31:54 AM PST · by oldtimer2 · 7 replies · 417+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2006 | Col Ren Hart
    John B. Dwyer As I’m sure you know, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment has been serving in Iraq (its second deployment there) for the past year. As the regiment prepares to come home, it has received the letter pasted below. I believe many of you will find it an interestingcounterpoise to much of what we read in the press __________________________________________________________ From: Mayor of Tall ‘Afar, Ninewa, Iraq In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall’ Afar from a ghost town,...
  • Iraqi mayor thanks American troops

    02/13/2006 5:44:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 40 replies · 841+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2-13-06 | Letter to John Dwyer
    Iraqi mayor thanks American troops The following comes from Col. Ren Hart. We know this is happening – we just don't hear it enough. John B. Dwyer As I'm sure you know, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment has been serving in Iraq (its second deployment there) for the past year. As the regiment prepares to come home, it has received the letter pasted below. I believe many of you will find it an interesting counterpoise to much of what we read in the press. From:  Mayor of Tall 'Afar, Ninewa, Iraq In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful To the Courageous...
  • Letter from Iraqi Mayor to 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Iraq)

    02/13/2006 4:37:17 PM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 47 replies · 1,410+ views
    Najim Abdullah Arid Al-Jibouri ^ | 2-13-06 | Najim Abdullah Arid Al-Jibouri
    A letter from the Mayor of Tall 'Afar, Iraq to the men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families. In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall’ Afar from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life. To the lion-hearts who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists who were beheading men, women and children in the streets for many months. To those who spread smiles...
  • Baghdad Mayor: Erect Statue for President Bush

    02/02/2005 10:11:18 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 37 replies · 1,452+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | January 30, 2005
    Baghdad Mayor: Erect Statue for President Bush Ali Fadel, the new mayor of Baghdad seems unfazed that he is a marked man by the Islamofascist terrorists in his city. Calling President George W. Bush the "symbol of freedom, Fadel even went as far as suggesting that the city "will build a statue for Bush." The New York Post notes that Fadel's predecessor was "assassinated for his pro-American loyalties" but Fadel says "he is not worried about his ties to Washington." From the NY Post: Fadel's predecessor, Ali al-Haidari, was gunned down Jan. 4 when militants opened fire on his armor-covered...
  • We Need American Troops. Thank you for liberating my country.

    09/21/2005 1:30:11 AM PDT · by ElderEdda · 19 replies · 903+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | September 21, 2005 | Jalal Talabani
    Please don't leave before the job is done. BAGHDAD--There is no more important international issue today than the need to defeat the curse of terrorism. And as the first democratically elected president of Iraq, I have a responsibility to ensure that the world's youngest democracy survives the inherently difficult transition from totalitarianism to pluralism. A transformation of the Iraqi state and Iraqi society is impossible without a sustained commitment of soldiers from the United States and other democracies. Americans should be proud of what its soldiers have achieved. The presence of foreign forces has prevented a renewed civil war in...
  • Iraqi President Thanks 'Heroes Who Came to Liberate Us'

    09/10/2005 11:26:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 908+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 9, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2005 – Iraq's president today thanked "all the brave American Army" for its sacrifices and losses in liberating Iraq and said his country mourns the loss of American lives in exchange for Iraq's freedom. "We owe to those American heroes who came to liberate us from the worst kind of dictatorship," Jalal Talabani said at the Pentagon after meeting with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad and other officials. "Thanks to your brave Army, now Iraqi people (are free)," he said, adding that for the first time Iraqis have freedom of expression,...
  • No 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' film depicts war in Iraq as liberation

    05/23/2005 4:33:13 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 886+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | from the May 23, 2005 edition | Peter Ford | Staff writer
    CANNES, FRANCE - Twelve months after Michael Moore scooped Cannes' top award with "Fahrenheit 9/11," - a scathing indictment of the Bush adminstration's handling of the war in Iraq - a very different movie director screened a very different view of the war at the world's premier cinematic gathering. Director Hiner Saleem did not win the Golden Palm this year. But his film "Kilometre Zero" created a good deal of buzz at the competition, which closed on Saturday, not least because of its final scene. "We're free! We're free!" two Iraqi Kurdish exiles shout exultantly as they hear the news...
  • No 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' film depicts war in Iraq as liberation

    05/22/2005 7:35:55 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 2 replies · 698+ views
    CSMonitor ^ | 5/23/2005 | Peter Ford
    CANNES, FRANCE – Twelve months after Michael Moore scooped Cannes' top award with "Fahrenheit 9/11," - a scathing indictment of the Bush adminstration's handling of the war in Iraq - a very different movie director screened a very different view of the war at the world's premier cinematic gathering. Director Hiner Saleem did not win the Golden Palm this year. But his film "Kilometre Zero" created a good deal of buzz at the competition, which closed on Saturday, not least because of its final scene. "We're free! We're free!" two Iraqi Kurdish exiles shout exultantly as they hear the news...
  • 60 years later, Czechs again thank liberators

    05/09/2005 8:06:12 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 8 replies · 341+ views
    PLZEN, Czech Republic -- George Thompson remembers jubilant Czechs greeting him and other American troops with flowers, kisses, and beer. Mirko Trubka fondly recalls how US soldiers gave him chewing gum and chocolate bars -- and taught him how to play baseball. Emotional memories such as these are the driving force behind what has become an annual spring ritual in which Plzen's residents enthusiastically honor the US soldiers who drove out Adolf Hitler's Nazi occupiers six decades ago. Every May, this western Czech city of 173,000 turns the week leading up to VE Day into a heartfelt outpouring of gratitude...
  • How can we thank the Americans?

    04/23/2005 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Valin · 33 replies · 1,790+ views
    THE MESOPOTAMIAN ^ | 4/22/05 | Hashim Al-Sudani
    Time may be passing and we may forget the calamity in which we were living. And this is what happened to us, we Iraqis. After two years since our delivery from the regime of Saddam the criminal, who was slaughtering us, torturing us and driving us like a herd of cattle to the arenas of his loosing battles, with execution squads behind us; we have forgotten how we used to live in constant terror and how we were afraid to say any word that might lead us to dark torture chambers in the “Department of General Security” or the “Governorate”,...
  • Why One German Spent €6,000 to Thank America

    03/20/2005 4:55:55 AM PST · by NCjim · 29 replies · 2,243+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 20, 2005 | Fiona Ehlers
    For his 50th birthday, a wealthy German placed a full-page ad in a left-leaning newspaper thanking America for 50 years of freedom and peace. He says the ad and the response it generated were well worth it. For Manfred Petri, an independently wealthy former businessman from the Bavarian town of Hof, the day George W. Bush arrived in Mainz for his visit to Germany was a day to celebrate. It was February 23, 2005, which also happened to be Manfred Petri's 50th birthday. The day began with breakfast in bed, which would be followed later by a family celebration with...
  • What have the Americans ever done for us? Liberated 50 million people...

    03/03/2005 9:49:46 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 13 replies · 961+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | March 04, 2005 | Gerard Baker
    ONE OF MY favourite cinematic moments is the scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian when Reg, aka John Cleese, the leader of the People’s Front of Judea, is trying to whip up anti-Roman sentiment among his team of slightly hesitant commandos. “What have the Romans ever done for us?” he asks. “Well, there’s the aqueduct,” somebody says, thoughtfully. “The sanitation,” says another. “Public order,” offers a third. Reg reluctantly acknowledges that there may have been a couple of benefits. But then steadily, and with increasing enthusiasm, his men reel off a litany of the good things the Romans have...
  • What have the Americans ever done for us? Liberated 50 million people...

    03/03/2005 3:31:43 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 25 replies · 2,614+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 03/04/05 | Gerard Baker
    ONE OF MY favourite cinematic moments is the scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian when Reg, aka John Cleese, the leader of the People’s Front of Judea, is trying to whip up anti-Roman sentiment among his team of slightly hesitant commandos. “What have the Romans ever done for us?” he asks. Well, there’s the aqueduct,” somebody says, thoughtfully. “The sanitation,” says another. “Public order,” offers a third. Reg reluctantly acknowledges that there may have been a couple of benefits. But then steadily, and with increasing enthusiasm, his men reel off a litany of the good things the Romans have...
  • Mark Steyn: The One Big Thing (Why Dubya, Tony Blair and John Howard are winners)

    02/23/2005 9:42:51 AM PST · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 1,914+ views
    National Review ^ | February 5, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    One reason I was looking forward to Election Day 2004 was so I could stop being viciously partisan. I loved Campaign 2000, couldn’t wait to get up each morning and do another dozen cheap cracks about Al Gore’s earth tones, inventing the Internet, being “raised” on a “farm.” But my heart wasn’t really in it this time round. Oh, to be sure, John and Teresa were a veritable production line of great material — going into Wendy’s and inquiring what “chili” was, etc. — but, to be honest, I was going through the motions. It seemed unworthy of the epic...
  • Many Africans see U.S. as distant savior

    02/21/2005 11:30:33 AM PST · by Southack · 42 replies · 1,288+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2/21/2005 | BRYAN MEALER
    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10955491.htm?1c Many Africans see U.S. as distant saviorBRYAN MEALERAssociated Press LOME, Togo - As President Bush visits Europe this week, he is up against a continent brimming with hostile public opinion. But while Americans have grown used to being condemned as global bullies, at least one region has people looking to them for salvation.For many of the young people who take to the streets in protest in Lome and other blighted, overlooked capitals across Africa, only one distant power seems great enough to defeat the local forces of tyranny: the U.S. military."Tell George Bush to send us guns," young...
  • Many Africans See U.S. As Distant Savior

    02/21/2005 10:43:25 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 21 replies · 1,208+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Feb 21, 2005 | By BRYAN MEALER, Associated Press Writer
    LOME, Togo - As President Bush (news - web sites) visits Europe this week, he is up against a continent brimming with hostile public opinion. But while Americans have grown used to being condemned as global bullies, at least one region has people looking to them for salvation. For many of the young people who take to the streets in protest in Lome and other blighted, overlooked capitals across Africa, only one distant power seems great enough to defeat the local forces of tyranny: the U.S. military. "Tell George Bush (news - web sites) to send us guns," young protesters...
  • Did you know this about Iraq?

    02/18/2005 5:58:10 PM PST · by freedom44 · 34 replies · 3,383+ views
    Email ^ | 2/18/05 | Email
    Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq? Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people? Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been built in Iraq? Did you know that Iraq¹s higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers? Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2004 for the re-established Fulbright program? Did you know that the Iraqi Navy...
  • FOR THIS IRAQI, IT'S THANK YOU BUSH (Flashback - Must Read)

    01/30/2005 8:51:16 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 26 replies · 1,273+ views
    The Hindu Business Line ^ | Rasheeda Bhagat
    "Only two entities could have saved Iraq from Saddam: God or the Americans. And God did not listen to our prayers." IN a country where you hear the persistent chant "The Americans are no good. The Americans must leave Iraq," it comes as a big surprise to meet 45-year-old Anwaar, who teaches management at the University of Technology and Management in the Zafaraniya locality of Baghdad. "The Americans are good for two reasons: First, because they got rid of Saddam Hussein, and second, because they have provided safety and security for the people of Baghdad," she says. Anwaar has enough...
  • Liberators? Absolutely

    12/21/2004 7:00:59 PM PST · by Salem · 8 replies · 470+ views
    Riverside County Press-Enterprise ^ | 21 December, 2004 | ANDY FROST
    Liberators? Absolutely Yet media build myths, skip good news, boost insurgents 09:06 AM PST on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 By ANDY FROST I would like to comment on Cynthia Tucker's "Time erodes war myth" (Opinion, Dec. 15). I do not know what myth Ms. Tucker is talking about. Obviously, she has never been to Iraq and believes everything she reads or sees in the latest media report. She is the one perpetrating a myth. Remember the images of celebration at Firdos Square, when the statue of Saddam was torn down by the Marines and local Iraqis? I suppose this was...
  • Kurdistan offers a happier picture of Iraq liberation

    12/19/2004 6:27:58 AM PST · by Lori675 · 8 replies · 628+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12/18/04 | Jack Fairweather
    A wedding is being held at the newly built Sheraton hotel in Irbil. The Kurdish bride and groom sit blinking into a video camera, their family clustered around. In the background, American contractors are drinking Turkish beer. This place of smiles and shining marble is the Iraq that was meant to be after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It existed for a brief moment after the invasion when American soldiers were at first greeted as liberators. Now the only place still deeply grateful for getting rid of the dictator is in the north of the country, in Kurdistan, a sanctuary...
  • Town of Bastogne gathers to remember its American liberators

    12/19/2004 6:11:58 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 23 replies · 1,038+ views
    Lubbock AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | December 19, 2004 | AP
    BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Amid snow flurries and a chilling wind, Belgium's King Albert II honored U.S. soldiers who died fighting Nazi Germany 60 years ago in the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle for American forces in war. Veterans from across the United States returned Saturday to find this market town that was at the center of the fighting much as it was on that bitter cold December in 1944 — covered in snow and buffeted by wind. The old soldiers, wearing military berets and caps, were greeted with warm applause, hugs and kisses from a grateful...
  • For Those Who Serve(Vanity)

    11/27/2004 6:35:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 376+ views
    11/27/04 | Me
    "Oh beautiful,for heroes proved,in liberating strife,who more than self, their country loved, and mercy more than life."
  • The Unreported News: The Artists Tribute To His Liberators

    11/20/2004 1:16:34 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 7 replies · 463+ views
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    This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas. http://members.bigvalley.net/rstauber/statue The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. His family was continually threatened with pain or imprisonment if any of the statues did not please Saddam. Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country that he melted 3 of the heads of...
  • Picture of the Day

    10/09/2004 3:28:22 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 36 replies · 2,219+ views
    Power Line ^ | October 9, 2004 | Hindrocket
    A movie theater next to an Afghan restaurant in the Little Kabul area of Fremont, Calif., displays a sign thanking President Bush for the elections in Afghanistan.
  • Airmen Train With NATO Allies

    10/08/2004 11:47:33 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 2 replies · 278+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | October 8, 2004 | Capt. Nicholas J. Sabula, USAF
    Airmen Train With NATO Allies By Capt. Nicholas J. Sabula, USAF Special to American Forces Press Service POCEK, Slovenia, Oct. 8, 2004 -- Airmen from Aviano Air Base, Italy, joined forces with troops from one of NATO's newest member nations Oct. 4-7 to improve the way they rescue downed pilots. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Davis, left, goes over the use of a global positioning system with Slovenian Lt. Roskar Zelko, middle, and Maj. Ales Stimec during combat-search-and-rescue training in Pocek, Slovenia, Oct. 5. Davis is a survival, escape, resistance and evasion instructor assigned to Aviano Air Base,...
  • Turkish hostage freed by U-S troops in Samarra

    10/01/2004 6:57:56 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies · 1,360+ views
    wstm.com ^ | 1 Oct 2004 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq The U-S military says it has freed a Turkish hostage in Iraq. Officials say soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division rescued Yahlin Kaya, a construction company employee, during their sweep through Samarra. He worked for the 77 Construction Company in the city. U-S and Iraqi forces have been conducting a major assault on the area in an effort to put down the insurgency there. Iraqi hospital officials say about 80 people have been killed and 100 wounded in the fighting.
  • Pallets of blessing bound for Iraq's needy children

    09/24/2004 9:53:32 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 307+ views
    Marine Link ^ | September 23, 2004 | Lance Cpl. J. C. Guibord
    Pallets of blessing bound for Iraq's needy childrenSubmitted by: MCB Camp PendletonStory Identification #: 2004923195249Story by Lance Cpl. J. C. Guibord CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Sept. 23, 2004) -- Call it the kinder side of the war effort. While Marines combat anti-Iraqi forces, I Marine Expeditionary Force chaplains distribute pallets worth of books, toys and various other donated goods to combat poverty throughout the Al Anbar Province. "Project Handclasp is a unique organization that allows American service personnel to act as ambassadors of good will," said M. Charles Tevelson, director of Project Handclasp. "I feel honored that Project Handclasp is...
  • Olympic Games Reflect Sacrifice By the U.S.A.

    08/21/2004 3:21:08 PM PDT · by SanFranRepublican · 18 replies · 788+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 20, 2004 | Daniel Henniger
    Even Howard Dean's heart had to skip a beat when the Iraqi athletes walked in to Santiago Calatrava's magnificent stadium at the Olympics opening ceremony. Boy, did they look happy. Genuinely happy. Compare their elation--reaching toward he crowd, tapping their hearts--with the athletes from Iran or Saudi Arabia, who had that smile-or-disappear look Olympic athletes forlornly wore when they represented the Soviet Union or the "Eastern bloc" nations. In a word, the Iraqis looked free. These Olympians have one thing in common: They come from the nations the U.S. has liberated since the end of World War II. Across the...
  • Letter from Iraq: U.S. liberated oppressed people

    08/08/2004 5:23:07 PM PDT · by eagles · 2 replies · 483+ views
    The Press Enterprise | 8-06-04 | Sabah Salih
    The following letter appeared in our local paper. The author is an Iraqi-American professor at Bloomsburg University who is currently visiting Iraq. U.S. liberated oppressed people By Sabah Salih I’ve been living in Iraq for several weeks now, and I must say I have become ever more convinced that the war was the right thing. Of course, what one’s take is on the war depends largely on the political framework one happens to be functioning in, both consciously and unconsciously. Some opposed (and continue to oppose) the war simply because they don’t like Bush, some because they consider peace at...
  • Iraqi women tour U.S. with this quiet, stunning message: (Thanks for liberating Iraq.)

    08/08/2004 7:54:27 AM PDT · by No Blue States · 61 replies · 1,556+ views
    Detroit News ^ | August 5th 2004 | Laura Berman
    Iraqi women tour U.S. with this quiet, stunning message: Thanks By Laura Berman / The Detroit News They are two Iraqi women on a tour of the American Midwest, conveying a simple but somehow stunning message. To wit: Thanks for liberating Iraq. Thanks for sending American troops. You Americans are a lovely people. Taghreed Al-Qaragholi, 30, and Surood Ahmad Falih, 33, are college-educated, professional women who have flourished in post-occupation Iraq. They are believers in democracy, believers in the current transformation of their country. As women, they feel particularly affected. Both insist that their lives, and those of most Iraqis,...