Monday, February 05, 2007
Well, of course it is. The only people who believe otherwise are the ones safely far from the fighting.
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 02/03/2007 | Soldiers in Iraq view troop surge as a lost cause:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Army 1st Lt. Antonio Hardy took a slow look around the east Baghdad neighborhood that he and his men were patrolling. He grimaced at the sound of gunshots in the distance. A machine gunner on top of a Humvee scanned the rooftops for snipers. Some of Hardy's men wondered aloud if they'd get hit by a roadside bomb on the way back to their base.
'To be honest, it's going to be like this for a long time to come, no matter what we do,' said Hardy, 25, of Atlanta. 'I think some people in America don't want to know about all this violence, about all the killings. The people back home are shielded from it; they get it sugar-coated.'
While senior military officials and the Bush administration say the president's decision to send more American troops to pacify Baghdad will succeed, many of the soldiers who're already there say it's a lost cause.
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