Thursday, June 14, 2007

Even if you don't believe in the war, you have to admire these people. 120 degrees and they have to wear a 25-pound flak jacket and another 30 pound of essential equipment on their backs. Here we get upset if the A/C isn't cranked to the max 24 hours a day.

WorldBlog : Soldiers' voices behind the search

(clipped from the artical) "I heard one say, 'I am sick of this sh**. I hope I get IEDed tonight, then I can go back home.'

Despite such sentiments, it was clear the men we came across were determined to go out of their way to find their missing comrades. "We have to do it, other stuff we might, you know, complain about, but this – it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter how far they have us go, we have got to find them," one soldier said."

(another clip)
"Determination surpasses complaints
It's only natural that under these conditions there would be a certain degree of complaining, a number of voices expressed how they couldn't wait to get out. There was resentment toward the Bush administration; especially it seemed, since the extension of the mission. "I wish Bush could see us now and what we do, then he would realize how hard it is," said one soldier."


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