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The following New York Times is interesting from an historical perspective: Robert Capa’s Cache

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    Joe ONeal · 13 years ago
    Thanks for Posting This Article
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    George C. · 13 years ago
    Oddly enough the stateside press doesn't seem to see things in the same light. Not a new developement.

    Thanks for being our eyes Michael......

    Have the "good" noncombatant Iraqi's been providing intel and/or other support to the coalition?
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    KT · 13 years ago
    Being our eyes? You are a legally a blind propaganda machine.
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    Cav · 13 years ago
    Ahh, Katie?

    If Michael is a "legally blind propaganda machine" (having spend years in Iraq OUTSIDE the Green Zone), precisely what are your qualifications for criticizing his reportage?

    [Break, Break]

    Michael, your reports are essential to those of us who seek second opinions to the highly partisan MSM. Thank you for what you do. Your spot-on observations are seconded by MANY Army and Marine troops who have served multiple tours.

    I'm a Viet Nam combat veteran, helicopter pilot type. During my tour I personally observed an extremely few media types leave the safety of the Rex Hotel's top side open-air restaurant, preferring instead to cover the war from downtown Saigon armed with a set of binoculars and a cold beer. Many years later I visited Saigon for the first time. I went to the top of the Rex, gathered myself a cold beer from the topside bar, and stood where intrepid reporters risked paper cuts from their writing pads. I couldn't help but think of the one or two reporters who made it out close to the Cambodian border where I flew every day; where NVA gunners set triangulated .51 cal AAA positions, waiting for us to emerge into view; where triple canopy jungle concealed the NVA regiments we sought.

    The Green Zone in Iraq is today's equivalent of the Rex Hotel topside restaurant. I have a feeling that had you been around then, I would have seen you out in Tay Ninh Province, hitching a ride on a combat assault and reporting back to partisans like Katie who would prefer the soothing myopia of Walter Cronkite to the sharp 20/20 perspective of your reports.

    Keep up the excellent work! The troops appreciate you . . .


    229th Assault Helicopter Battalion
    1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
    1969 - 1970
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    Richie Collins · 13 years ago

    Can you please place a link on your website / or blog; to this Take Back Our Country Song itƒ??s a patriotic song that is very inspiring, and truthful. I wrote this song after being fed up with what I see happening in my neighborhood and to our country daily on the news.

    I am just an ordinary citizen that went away to serve at age 19. And I am sick and tired of the lies and chaos our ELECTED SELLOUT OFFICIALS has put this country into. So I wanted to do my part, as a soldier of the USANG, I wrote this song and put it on this video.

    My state Louisiana was hit hard by hurricane Katrina and hundreds of illegal aliens moved into our community took away jobs that we Americans were ready to do, and now crime has gone thru the roof. I am sick and tired of these people in my neighborhood and hanging out on our street corners. WE MUST DO SOMETHING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS!

    Please check out my video Take Back Our Country Song on YouTube.com hereƒ??s the link. And FORWARD it to everyone on your email list. This is my way of fighting back and giving back to my country.

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    Please, I served my country in the US Army National Guards, and I hate whatƒ??s happening to our country. We must do all we can to Take Her Back!

    Thank you,
    Richie Collins
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