Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
mackys

Condi on Iraq: "It's not like random bodies are turning up in the streets." Oh, wait...


A young friend recently served fifteen months as a combat infantryman at an isolated patrol base in the nasty farmlands south of Baghdad. One day, he was enjoying a hot meal in the chow hall at a nearby forwarding operating base, when Condoleezza Rice appeared on the TV screen saying that the violence in Iraq hadn’t reached the point at which random bodies were turning up in the streets. The noise of dozens of hungry soldiers eating came to a stop. Some of them exchanged glances, but no one said a word.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/georgepacker/2008/04/a-young-friend.html

Why do our troops in Iraq hate America??
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