Michael's Dispatches6 Comments
- Published: Tuesday, 05 July 2011 04:14
04 July 2011
On the 4th of July, General David Petraeus reenlists 235 troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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This commment is unpublished.· 7 years agoI do wish the very best for the re-enlisted. And the luck that is needed in order to provide a good service. I do thank the troops from the heart. For the sacrifice they make day after day. Thanks to them I can live in peace and freedom and do what I do. My prayers for the troops and their families. May they all come home safely again. Thank you Michael for share this great picture of honor with us! Be safe ....
This commment is unpublished.· 7 years agoIt is incredible to me that we have sons and daughters who would make this sacrifice for us - and then do it again!
There just is no way to thank them appropriately. I do hope all will contribute to several of the many organizations (USO et al) that send gift baskets, make financial aid available for spouses and children and look after the wounded warriors when they return.
They are worthy of all of that and much more.
This commment is unpublished.· 7 years agoA friend who just returned from a year with NATO in Kandahar told me recently that Petraeus is a hell of a guy. He believes very much in what we are trying to accomplish in Afghanistan, but said that the Pentagon does a damn poor job of explaining the mission clearly to the public, and does a poor job of explaining the progress we are actually making there. To an outsider, it is so very easy to take a few looks and wonder what in the world we are trying to do there. Michael,, perhaps you can try to explain our mission there for us outsiders. He said that from now until October the Taliban usually makes their most offensive efforts, because of crops,etc. Peace, and Good Luck !
This commment is unpublished.· 7 years agoHow has the delayed decision to send in the surge, coupled with the decision to pull them out early, affected moral?
This commment is unpublished.· 7 years ago..The Sun always shines ! !
The Strong Resolve of America's sons and daughters just radiates from that impressive photo,Michael.
This commment is unpublished.· 7 years agoHey, I see my battle in the center,..cant miss his big ears..(Sgt. Martin)...I got to tell him this...LOL..