Thursday, April 07, 2005

Roanoke Times dishonors U.S. soldiers

Over 1500 American soldiers have died in Iraq. Ten thousand have been wounded. Though they invaded to seize weapons of mass destruction, the U.S. military's mission over the last two years has been to defeat an insurgency and facilitate the creation of a democratic government for the country. On Wednesday, the two-month old Iraqi parliament elected a Kurdish president who promised to represent all ethnic and religious groups. This was a huge achievement and it deserved something other than a few paragraphs tucked away on page seven.

Greyhawk (a soldier in Iraq) at the blog Mudville Gazette, gives a superb roundup of the progress he and his comrades have helped bring to pass. Ladies and gentlemen, we salute you.