Austin Bay In Iraq

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    He's had some great posts, nothing like military officer turned reporter, not the MSM type:

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    It's good to see Bay's confirmation, following his visit to Iraq, of what some people are already thinking. That next to last paragraph is heavy stuff. The resolve to fight this war to the end is slowly but surely softening on the home front, just as happened during the Vietnam war. Every day we get slanted and biased reports from the left and the MSM, aimed at influencing the clueless. Every chance they get, they remind Americans of the number "needlessly" killed in this war, while too many have conveniently forgotten the 3,000 Americans whose lives were snuffed out without a second thought by the terrorists on 9.11.01. It's all politics now. Anything the leftist coterie can do to make the Bush Administration look bad they will do, without any concern for the best interests and welfare of this country as a whole. Bay is right. The Bush Administration has got to get the people involved in this war to defeat the minority's (liberal/socialist/communist) propaganda campaign.
     
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    I agree, have so since 9/11. There has to be a way for people to 'help', thus keeping them engaged. It may be too late now, for sure the MSM hopes so.
     
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    It's never too late, Kathianne. The "sleeping giant" can be awakened to active participation if given the facts about the WOT to counter the lies and distortions the left is bombarding us with every day. But it has to be an everyday job; you can't let the liberal BS run unchallenged and play daily on people's fears and insecurities.
     
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    I hear people saying that there is no way to help very often...but there is. Everytime some one posts the kind of crap mentioned in the article about making the US look bad, it is up to us to set it right. Everytime the MSM tries to slant the perspective, denigrate the United States, or misrepresent what is really happening, it is up to us to correct them. Everytime some idiot says they support the troops, then says in the next breath that it is an illegal war (making the US soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen accomplices in a criminal act) it is up to us to defend those warriors here on the home front just as vigorously as they defend us around the globe.

    Make no mistake, the terrorists are attacking us on all fronts. The propaganda war is just as important as the rest of the war effort (remember how Viet Nam ended?) and we are the warriors on that front. Whether the propaganda comes from Al Jeers-at-Ya or the campus at Berkley, it is up to the American people to speak loudly and clearly with precision and accuracy. It is up to the citizens of the United States to cut through the bull and grasp the heart of the matter, it is up to them to expose the rhetoric for what it is...an attack on the soveriegn nation of the United States of America.

    The enemies of the United States, both foriegn and domestic, have been throwing a lot of "cans" on the wagon for some time now. We need to get a lot more serious about throwing our own "cans" on the truck. If you think it doesn't matter, take a good hard look at how the result of the Viet Nam war affected this country and it's people; then speculate how a premature withdrawal from the war on terror will affect this country....
     

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