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Pro Deo Et Patria- An Army Chaplain

I am a chaplain in the US Army, serving in Iraq. I'm keeping a blog to share my thoughts and experiences while deployed. They are my thoughts and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Army! :)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Some good links

Here are a couple good articles to read for an alternative view to the situation here in Iraq:

"Shhh... the surge is working"
http://townhall.com/columnists/PatrickRuffini/2007/02/24/shhhh_the_surge_is_working

Comments from a chaplain (Colonel) touring Iraq and Afghanistan:
http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/02/when_chaplains_.html

Now, this is not to suggest that all is perfect here, but to point out that there seems to be an obsession with the negative in the US that doesn't quite match the reality on the ground here. This IS a war and that means terrible things are happening; but this situation is not intractable and not beyond resolution by the US and Iraq. The divisiveness of the media is, I believe, harming our nation. It is skewing the perspective of a population that is by and large bored and annoyed at the reality of what it takes to win a campaign of this sort.

Here is a different, fun kind of link:
A pictorial view of the various empires in the Middle East:
http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf

4 Comments:

Anonymous Milton said...

http://www.juancole.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.warincontext.org/
http://mediamatters.org/
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.cursor.org/
http://www.zmag.org/weluser.htm
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.counterpunch.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Milton said...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article1434540.ece

12:22 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I've noted some serious decreases in insurgent attacks over the two week period, as the article suggested. That means we have to be doing something right, at least!

4:35 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Good stuff, Christian - thanks! I loved the 90 second history of the Middle East ... Excellent :-)

9:51 AM  

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