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Elements of the second of the five American "surge brigades" are now on duty in the Baghdad area.
Fresh troops assume battle space in Baghdad
BAGHADAD — Fresh troops have arrived in western Baghdad and have assumed control in their area of operations.
2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, the ‘Proud Americans,’ officially assumed responsibility for operations March 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony held on Camp Liberty, Iraq.
Update: Nancy Pelosi declares the plan a failure.
Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero, deputy director for regional operations in the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said adults in a vehicle with two children in the backseat were allowed through a Baghdad checkpoint. The adults then abandoned the vehicle and detonated it with the children still inside, he said.
"Children in the back seat, lower suspicion, we let it move through," he said. "They parked the vehicle, the adults run out and detonate it with the children in the back."
Maybe we should surrender and hope people who blow up their own children will stay "over there
Even the "Support Our Troops" sign wasn't spared.
So much for, "we support the troops, just not their mission."
PART I of my narrative on infiltrating the Moonbat March on the Pentagon is up.
Monty Python is featured prominently.
(Yes, I'm a slacker, and should have finished this yesterday).
I hear I may have part of Friday free while on travel. I'll try to get to this and will let you know what I find out, if the gummint view matches Totten's view. Guess I gotta pack a suit...
John Eade hasn’t seen a war movie in more than 40 years, but he’s thinking about seeing “300.”I'll tell you why it matters to me what John Eade thinks in a moment.
First this: I saw the movie over the weekend - it is to war movies what Indiana Jones is to archeology. On most levels nothing more than pure comic book combat, unrealistic depiction of human capability without acknowledgement of vulnerability, and no deep exploration of motivation, or angst, or regret - those mandatory requirements for enthusiastic reviews from those whose job it is to tell us what to think about the latest effort by Hollywood to teach us what to think.
On most levels, says I. For simple people this is indeed a simple tale.
I'm going again. And since I'm going to Iraq again soon, I'll be able to buy the DVD, too.
As for John Eade, read this. If you want what he's seeking, it's there.
But read this, too.