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Thursday, July 12, 2007

American Soldier: The 'terrorists' are regular Iraqis, not al-Qaeda

"When you’re in Iraq, you do not know who the enemy is. They know who you are. If you’re on a patrol in a market and somebody opens fire on you and the US military, I mean, if we respond -- if we return fire in that direction with overwhelming firepower and, let's say, a thirteen-year-old girl gets killed, you’re just going to have to assume right then and there that her father and her brother and her uncles -- they're not going to say, you know, Saddam was a bad guy and thank the United States for coming in here and liberating us. They’re going to say, “If the United States never came here, my daughter would still be alive.” And that’s going to cause them to join the resistance. And when they do join the resistance, President Bush says, “They’re al-Qaeda. They’re al-Qaeda.” But they’re not. They’re just regular Iraqi people who feel occupied, and they’re reacting to an occupation."
-Sgt. John Bruhns


At 7/12/2007 9:07 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

You might want to get some sources that aren't OVER TWO YEARS OLD...from the link:

"Sgt. John Bruhns. Served in Baghdad and Abu Ghraib with the Third Brigade, First Armor Division, First Battalion, for one year beginning in April 2003."

May I suggest Michael Yon...who posted this dispatch YESTERDAY FROM IRAQ:


At 7/12/2007 9:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're right! it happend a few years ago. the guy isn't credible. don't listen to someone who was in iraq. he's lying. who cares what soldiers think?

At 7/13/2007 9:17 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

I didn't say he was lying, I said that his observations were well over two years old. Something you might want to take into account when you're commenting on CURRENT events.

Oh, and the reporter I linked, Michael Yon, is a former Green Beret.


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