"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

Monday, October 18, 2004

"The War was a Good Cause" 

In the face of almost daily bombings and attacks on our troops in Iraq, how are they holding up? Is their morale still strong? This article in today's Washington Times lays our fears to rest
Recent interviews with Sgt. Doughty (who lost both legs to an IED) and other troops rebutted talk in some quarters of troops' growing disillusionment with the U.S. mission in Iraq. The interviews included a Marine corporal also being treated for wounds at Walter Reed and men in a National Guard unit in northern Iraq that faced renewed attacks from insurgents in recent days.
Although Sgt. Doughty didn't aim to become a Green Beret, he quips that he was getting to be one through "on-the-job training" after his reassignment to an intelligence slot in the 5th Special Forces Group. He previously was trained in tactical intelligence and as a medic.

His unit had two missions: searching for those on the "black list," the higher-ranking members of Saddam Hussein's toppled regime, and training new Iraqi security forces.

For security reasons, he declines to specify where his unit was when it was ambushed in the Sunni triangle, which stretches from Ramadi in the west to Baghdad in the east and Tikrit in the north.

To himself and his fellow wounded, Sgt. Doughty says, "The war was a good cause."
Read the whole thing.
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