Thursday, September 06, 2007

Staying the course

A few chinks in the wall of negative coverage of Iraq. The Times reports:

An American ‘martyr’ is being hailed in the Sunni Triangle for restoring peace to a town where soldiers now fight only water leaks
While even liberal American anchor Katie Couric comes to the realisation, after a visit to Iraq, that:
... all U.S. and Iraqi soldiers patrolling the streets have my renewed respect and appreciation. One-hundred-and-ten degrees with full-body armor and heavy uniforms. I don't know how they do it. But they do, and we should be grateful.
That's after quoting an Iraqi family:
They have three children ... nine, seven and eight months, and the older boys looked dazed. It's too dangerous for them to play outside. It was heartbreaking. The parents said they don't blame it on U.S. forces, and said they hope American troops stay, because if they don't, the "militias will kill everyone."

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