Speakeasy forum

General discussion

Iraqis thank America for sacrifice

by Evie / June 30, 2004 12:39 AM PDT
Grateful Iraqis thank
America for sacrifice
15 groups join to express gratitude for country's liberation


Following the formal handover of sovereignty to Baghdad, 15 Iraqi and Iraqi-American groups have issued an open letter to the American people, thanking them for the sacrifices they endured to liberate their country.

The letter will be delivered to President Bush at the White House today and published in a full page ad in USA Today.

"Just as we mourn for the victims of Saddam's regime, we also grieve for the Americans and Iraqis who were killed or injured during the liberation or by terrorists determined to hold us back," the letter reads. "We will honor those who have sacrificed for our freedom by building a new Iraq that lives in peace with the nations of the world, without fear of war, torture chambers or terrorism."

The groups express the Iraqi people's hopes as they transition to democracy and calls for continued cooperation and friendship between the two nations.

It concludes: "As Iraqis assume full sovereignty over our nation, we extend our hands in friendship and gratitude to the American people....


Evie Happy
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
by TONI H / June 30, 2004 1:04 AM PDT

Instead of the terrorists being able to us the Iraqi media for propaganda for themselves (with videos of beheadings, etc.), perhaps this letter could be used on the same media to show support for and appreciation of the coalition.

TONI

Collapse -
That's fantastic Evie thankyou
by SteveGargini / June 30, 2004 1:15 PM PDT

That sort of show of appreciation will be received by the loved ones of troops lost with some measure of comfort to them I am sure.

Collapse -
Re: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
by dirtyrich / June 30, 2004 3:25 PM PDT

Betcha you won't hear about this on any of the major networks or in the large papers. It might promote the idea that we are actually doing something good and are slowly succeeding, but that would be a horrible thing that might hurt Kerry.

Collapse -
It's obviously time for a new newpaper in that case
by SteveGargini / June 30, 2004 3:34 PM PDT

The Iraqi Times Happy

Collapse -
Re: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
by Dan McC / July 1, 2004 1:10 AM PDT

The most likely reason you won't hear about this is that the IAFA is such a new and minor organization. Anyone can issue a press release, that doesn't make it newsworthy. They could be very good people but they have not sufficient profile for a proclamation of this type to garner much interest. There's not much on the web about them but a mention on one guy's blog that they were created by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Dan

Collapse -
Re: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
by dirtyrich / July 2, 2004 3:35 AM PDT

Yet there seems to be no interest at all in it, nor many other stories about the good works being done in Iraq by our troops. So there does seem to be a significant bias there.

Collapse -
Re: Iraqis thank America for sacrifice
by Dan McC / July 2, 2004 3:42 AM PDT

It doesn't sound like you read my post and understood the explanation I offered.

Dan

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!