BBC Honors American Troops In Iraq

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    With a fair, heartfelt report.
    The reporter, with decades of combat zone reporting experience, even goes as far as to say the Americans are more professional, more creative, more skilled, than their British counterparts. Throughout, he captures the humanity and agony of the occupation and the trials and tribulations the Americans are going through trying to stem the civil war. Its the kind of reporting you don't see from any major media outlets these days....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6663513.stm
     
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    It's an interesting article. It could well be that the British Army has suffered in recent years from having to recruit substandard personnel, I wouldn't know. I used to work with a bloke that was an ex Para, served in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, tough as boots and ruthless but extremely intelligent and afraid of nothing and no-one. I would hope they are still producing soldiers like that. But if the quality of the pool of talent is low I wouldn't be surprised, some blokes only have courage with a gutsful of beer.
     
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    Thanks for that article. From almost all MSM reporting, you get a negative prespective on the results of American combat efforts in Iraq. Virtually never do you see reporting that depicts success. Always it is one homicide bomb attack, after an IED episode, after another. For a different perspective, check out some of these Multinational Forces videos: http://youtube.com/mnfiraq
     

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