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The Vietnamization of Iraq

by Mac McMullen / June 4, 2006 4:11 AM PDT

OK, so Melanie Morgan has established herself as one of the leading conservative voices in the nation. Every morning Morgan shows off her intellect and wit as the co-host of one of San Francisco?s top-rated drive time radio shows, ?The Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan Show?.

''Every news article I read, every newscast I see, every time the words ''Marine'' and ''Haditha'' pop up on my search engine ? my blood starts to boil.

I've never been angrier in my life about current events and the world of politics than I am over the media's current obsession with smearing our military.

While left-wing organizations are busy proclaiming how they've been successful in undermining the war in Iraq, turning popular opinion around to a 75 percent disapproval rate for Operation Iraqi Freedom, the media are playing guilty accomplice with the enemy while men and women are dying horrible deaths.''

Read on:

''Take sides'' as you might, most have to agree with this article as to the ''picture being painted'' with a very broad brush, and lacking specific accurate detail, by the media.

As to Vietnamization, I ''personally know'' that kids, young children, were taught and would throw hand grenades onto passing military vehicles in Vietnam. These were street kids, and did so just to earn a meal. Just pure endeavor to survive. No national pride or anti-American sentiment. This was a constant threat in the ''busy'' of larger cities where the kids could quickly duck into and hide in the crowds, or from upper story windows of buildings overlooking the street.

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no you mean kids
by Mark5019 / June 4, 2006 4:16 AM PDT

would do that! heavens and there just kids

try to make these people beleave that alls not what it seems.:(

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Almost from the very beginning ...
by Evie / June 4, 2006 4:33 AM PDT

... they've tried to make Haditha Iraq's version of Vietnam's My Lai.

Knowing nothing else, the sheer numbers should prevent ANY legit news organization or commentator from even eluding to such a comparison. Haditha involves 15-24 people. My Lai involved 350-500. There's just NO comparison there to begin with, which is nothing new when it comes to the ill-conceived Iraq-VietNam "parallels".

Evie Happy

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Yes, I saw such a show earlier today
by Dragon / June 4, 2006 9:06 AM PDT

in an political discussion group hosted by George Stephanopoulos.

No hint of the possibility of innocence was given. They talked about how some soldiers were on their third tour, were under a lot of pressure, and could very well have have snapped. There seems to be a lot of inference going on.

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