Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Support the troops

Until they say something you don't agree with. Then you get to publicly dump on them.

Matt at Think Progress:
On MSNBC’s Tucker yesterday, host Tucker Carlson attempted to refute a recent New York Times op-ed, entitled “The War As We Saw It,” authored by members of the 82nd Airborne Division finishing up a 15 month deployment to Iraq. They wrote that “recent press coverage” of Iraq has “neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day.”
While Carlson claims to have respect for people serving in a war zone, he appears to have no hesitations in calling out the credibility of soldiers when they present a viewpoint that doesn’t confirm his own.
Tell me again. Has Tucker served?


Anonymous said...

These guys are all NCOs. They know the doctrine behind what they are being asked to do, counter-insurgency, and they understand the metrics. They know that on a daily basis the metrics are not being met and the doctrine isn't succeeding.

When you lose the NCOs the operation is over. If you can't convince the career people of the possibility of success, it's time to come home.

The people tasked with implementing the plan are telling us it isn't working. The Iraqis are not standing up to take over their own security. They don't believe in their government.

ellroon said...

Blogger is truly screwed up this morning. Bush and Cheney must have bombed Iran.