Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Soldiers No Longer Believe in Mission

"Staff Sergeant David Safstrom does not regret his previous tours in Iraq, not even a difficult second stint when two comrades were killed while trying to capture insurgents.

"In Mosul, in 2003, it felt like we were making the city a better place," he said. "There was no sectarian violence, Saddam was gone, we were tracking down the bad guys. It felt awesome."

But now on his third deployment in Iraq, he is no longer a believer in the mission. The pivotal moment came, he says, this past February when soldiers killed a man setting a roadside bomb. When they searched the bomber's body, they found identification showing him to be a sergeant in the Iraqi Army."

With allies in enemy ranks, GIs in Iraq are no longer true believers - International Herald Tribune

For those that seem to think that "the terrorists" are some set number group of radical people who, once we kill them, will be gone forever, read this story closely. We are creating enemies. How do you "win" a war against enemies you are creating faster than you are killing them? They just want us out of their country, out of their business. Is that so hard to understand? Wouldn't you want occupiers out of your country?

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