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Monday, April 23, 2007

Not Bloody Likely

If wishes were horses,
Then beggars would ride
--English proverb

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of
international conflict.

--Simone Weil

Lieutenant Colonel Gian P. Gentile wrote a piece for Army Times, reprinted in my local paper,
''U.S. Media Reports fairly on Success, Failure in Iraq.''

It is LTC Gentile's
foxhole-view as the commander of an armored reconnaissance squadron in 2006 Baghdad that the press generally represented the situation in Iraq accurately, a situation where ''the bad tends to outweigh the good.''

LTC Gentile presents a balanced and reasoned viewpoint concerning press coverage of the Iraq war.

Ranger wishes LTC Gentile good luck in his next promotion.

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Anonymous trip wire said...

I'll second that Ranger

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 12:13:00 AM GMT-5  

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