I’m sick and tired of the portrayal of our servicemen and women as being some sort of barbaric, blood-thirsty thugs. I’m sick and tired of the portrait being painted of the Iraq mission as being an invasion, occupation, a war for oil, etc., etc.
I’m not simple enough to think I can do much, but I can do a little. I plan on scouring the internet to find stories and photos of positive changes we’re making in the world. I’m fully aware that these won’t be published by the Main Stream Media (not even by Fox News, which I am very disappointed about). I vow to find ’em and post ’em.
If you or someone you know wishes to submit such photos or commentary, please give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo is dated Wednesday, February 14, 2007.
The caption reads:
A US soldier from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment of the Second Infantry Division greets a child in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 during a house-to-house search.
Who is showing the American people this images? No one! Why? There are a thousand different reasons.
I’m proud of these men and women. They deserve better than they’ve gotten from us.