Monday, May 28, 2007

US Military Trains Iraqis to Kill Americans - Terrorism Now Being Exported From Iraq

"Why are we still here? We're helping guys that are trying to kill us."
-- Sargent David Safstrom, Delta Company, 82nd Airborne

Not only is Bush's war aiding and training terrorists as evidenced by the recent interview of Delta Company soldiers, the Iraq war is now exporting terrorism to neighboring countries according to American, European and Middle Eastern government officials and interviews with militant leaders in Lebanon, Jordan and London.

Listen to what our soldiers are saying:

"I thought, 'What are we doing here? Why are we still here?' We're helping guys that are trying to kill us. We help them in the day. They turn around at night and try to kill us."
-- Sgt. Safstrom, Delta Company, 82nd Airborne - after US soldiers killed a man setting a roadside bomb who turned out to be a sergeant in the Iraqi Army.

"The 29th [of April] was a watershed moment in a negative sense, because the Iraqi Army would not fight with us, some actually picked up weapons and fought against us. Before that fight, there were a few true believers. After the 29th, I don't think you'll find a true believer in this unit."
-- Captain Douglas Rogers, Delta Company

"The Iraqi security forces are militias beholden to local leaders, not the Iraqi government. Half of the Iraqi security forces are insurgents. I don't believe we should be here in the middle of a civil war. We've all lost friends over here. Most of us don't know what we're fighting for anymore. We're serving our country and friends, but the only reason we go out every day is for each other. I don't want any more of my guys to get hurt or die. If it was something I felt righteous about, maybe. But for this country and this conflict, no, it's not worth it."
-- Sergeant Kevin O'Flarity, Delta Company

"In 2003, 2004, 100 percent of the soldiers wanted to be here, to fight this war. Now, 95 percent of my platoon agrees with me."
-- Sergeant First Class David Moore, a self-described "conservative Texas Republican" and platoon sergeant who strongly advocates an American withdrawal.
Honor our soldiers for Memorial Day - Listen to what they are telling us.

1 comment:

Tman said...

The Iraqi government used to export terrorism to the world.

I would rather that ability be reduced to the point that Iraqi government isn't training, arming and paying the terrorists anymore.

And you obviously want us to listen to the minority of troops opinions that support your anti-war views while ignoring the majority of the views of soldiers who say the exact opposite.

Try this interview for example, with Marine Col. Mark Gurganus- and J.D Johannes from "outside the wire"

I listen to what the majority are telling us, and that seems to be that we as Americans need to support the effort put forth by our soldiers and not risk losing everything they have worked and died for simply because everything isn't perfect.