How do the Iraqi people respond to the American Soldier's presence?
What kind of progress to you see in Iraq?
Gigotti78- Well, Kristi, as far as how do ppl respond to us, they seem to warm up to us as each passing day. They now realize that we are not here for any other reason but for their independence and for them to be able to be free and have a voice. We as soldiers, reach out to the Iraqi people every chance we get to show them our gratitude. Now, progress, I was waiting for this question....this is a fun question. If you just read the daily paper and watch the MSM, you would think that we are losing this war on terror and that we are making no progress whatsoever. I say BULLSHIT! Everyday that passes we make progress. We are training the Iraqi soldiers and police forces so that they can deal with this insurgency and the normal problems of a country. We are handing over more and more of their country to them so that they can root out the evil and we kinda watch them, like a big brother. This past October, they had an election to vote for their constitution. Like I said in an earlier post, and I will keep saying to the whole world realizes this, 65% of their eligible population turned out to vote yes or no. 65%!!! Try getting that turn out in a western civlization country. That screams progress. These people are basking in what freedom can do for them and their families. As each day passes, progress is made, no matter how miniscule or major, whether it is political or humanitarian, progress is made...
Mr. Matt - I have explained in the previous answer that mostly all Iraqi citizens like having us here for example the waving hello as opposed to the finger. Yet, most of them understand that we are here for them not against them. As for the progress part.... If the Liberal media diden't look for all of the minor flaws that pop up and then flaunt them everyone would see that progress is being made. Plain and Simple. We are helping then build schools and hospitals, training there law enforcement and troops, and helping those in need with supplies and medical care. So according to the media were getting blown up all the time and being very unproductive. That is bullshit. They (the media) should pull their heads out of their asses and focus on the real deal not bashing the President and his political party.