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BL611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 04:40 PM
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41. I'd like to take a look at this....
As a vet of OIF who worked as soldier in the Green Zone, he is right that the CPA screwed up the Reconstruction project big time. I'm not sure if the "zealots" he was referring to was the civilian CPA (in which case he's right) or the military officers (in which case he has no idea what he's talking about). I do take offense to his characterizations of NCO's as "grunts". There's nothing that prepares you for war and tension is always high, that being said everyone (soldiers) over there is doing as good of a job as one could possibly expect. War is not a ballet, and Iraq has many problems completely independent of the occupation, but everyone over there is trying hard and keeping it together (there's no seething just a civilian reporter who doesn't understand interpersonal military relations)
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