Why do I think as I do about the news media?
Can you imagine being in a war zone that is hotter than hell with no girls, no drinks, and no idea what is going to happen next with Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, or at home with the electionsand deciding to sign up for at least four more years of service to your Country? May God Bless and keep our nations finest sons and daughters who wear our Nations clothwherever they may be stationed and whatever their job. And, lets not forget their families sacrifices.
In our sleep we dont think about the enemies that the men and women who wear the uniform deter, the friends they reassure, the freedom in trade they guarantee. Yet, we rest at night protected by the security they provide.
Tremendous re-enlistment in Baghdad.....never made mainstream media... guess it doesn't fit with their reporting of the hollow force, poor morale, etc. For those who have been in the Al Faw Palace you'll have a better estimation of the number of people crammed in the rotunda.
Here is a reenlistment ceremony from Baghdad on the 4th of July. Somehow this did not make it onto network news broadcasts. Attached are pictures of what is reputedly the 'largest re-enlistment ceremony ever held in military history'.
The ceremony was held July 4, 2008 at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq. General Petraeus officiated.
A pizzeria in Chicago donated 2000 pizzas that were made (frozen), shipped on Sunday, arrived in Baghdad Wednesday and were fed to the troops on the 4th. Oh, by the way, the media did report on the 2000 pizzas...just not what they were for.