Michael Yon : Resistance is Futile

Think bigger.

No thinking person would look at last years weather reports to judge whether it will rain today, yet we do something similar with Iraq news. The situation in Iraq has drastically changed, but the inertia of bad news leaves many convinced that the mission has failed beyond recovery, that all Iraqis are engaged in sectarian violence, or are waiting for us to leave so they can crush their neighbors. This view allows our soldiers two possible roles: either victim caught in the crossfire or referee between warring parties. Neither, rightly, is tolerable to the American or British public.

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