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Happy Iraqi Stories Continue On Fox News Live But One Marine Got His Point Across

Reported by Donna - March 21, 2006

Bill Hemmer continued his 'bringing good Iraqi stories' to the American public from his base in Fallujah, Iraq. (Just curious, does anyone live in Fallujah anymore?) He showed how the American forces had built him and his crew a special trailer to stay in during their trip. I just wondered if this courtesy was extended to other news agencies?

In a segment about up-armored Humvees (that was a new expression to me) Hemmer spoke with one Marine, Corporal Blake Thorrell, who had gotten hit three times while in one of these humvees.

During the segment there were banners on the bottom saying that there were now 11,000 up-armored Humvees in Iraq now and production was up to an addition 1,100 being made each month now. (I probably should have researched and tried to find out who received the contract for this)

The point is that the Democrats have been calling for these up-armored Humvees for some time now. I guess we should be thankful that they are starting to have them now, after three years of war. Hemmer spoke with Corporal Thorrell who ended the segment by saying the following:

"DOD and the American people are doing a terrific job getting us these Humvees so we can get the mission accomplished and get the U.S. military out of here."

Hemmer ended the segment there.

Comment: It makes one think that maybe the U.S. military would be 'out of there' by now if they would have had the proper armored equipment to begin with. I don't even want to think of how many lives could have been saved. Once again this points to the poor planning on the part of this administration and the Pentagon when it came to the war in Iraq.

Fox can do all of the 'happy Iraqi stories' it wants to, (funny how it coincides with the president's stepped up speeches about the progress being made in Iraq) but the truth of the war does eventually get through. This corporal wants the mission done and he wants the military out of there. Perhaps everyone (especially the Pentagon and this administration) should pay close attention to the wants of the U.S. military. In a recent Zogby poll it showed that 72% of the military wanted out of Iraq within one year.

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