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posted 10 June 2003 01:07 PM      Profile for tyoung        Edit/Delete Post
Good grief. I stumbled across this a few minutes ago:

US launches patriotic magazine in Iraq


Called the "Liberator", the 16-page in-house publication carries rousing reports from the field to win over homesick troops who might be doubting the rationale for the US presence more than six months after they first arrived in Kuwait to train for the invasion.
The 5,000-copy launch edition opens with Specialist Jacob Boyer's answer to doubting comrades.... "Forget about weapons. Forget about national defense. I've found my reason for being here. It's the people."
Colour photographs illustrate most articles, often featuring beaming Iraqi civilians, among them children, as they welcome US troops, receive free biscuits or shake hands with soldiers.

I don't suppose they'll be clamoring to cover the rape story.

[ 10 June 2003: Message edited by: tyoung ]

From: Vancouver Island | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged
Willowdale Wizard
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posted 10 June 2003 01:39 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
homesick troops who might be doubting the rationale

nuh-uh, they are doubting the rationale if the Army is putting the time and effort into a magazine like this, i.e. would they have needed "good morning vietnam" if everything had been going peachy-keen?

p.s. i found out the other day that pat sajak used to be a radio host in vietnam.

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