Do you get tired of hearing about bombings and more deaths in Iraq?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
October 21, 2007 9:27am CST
I read another news article from Baghdad. It says more civilians killed in bombings and raids, and the American troops are always blamed for the troubles even though there are Multi-National Forces and the Iraqi Security Forces in the area also. In reading the article, it seems that the news likes to paint the worst picture for us, as usual. "Special Groups are Shia extremist militant groups trained, funded and supplied primarily by Iran through the Islamic Revolutionary Guards -- Quds Force," said U.S. Army Lt. Justin Cole. "Special Groups have evolved over the past three years into insurgent elements using a cellular structure and operating independently." "Special Groups operate throughout Iraq," Cole said. "They plan and execute bombings, kidnappings, sectarian murders and more against Iraqi citizens, Iraqi forces and coalition personnel." So, it seems as if there is always more going on over there than we realize just from the news and it is NOT always the fault of the American military. They are doing a really tough job over there. We can't even imagine. http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/10/21/iraq.fighting/index.html
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
21 Oct 07
Of course I get tired of it. I think everyone does. We have a job to do, and it doesn't help that every time we have to fight one of these groups that civilians are killed. The press loves these kind of reports because it always puts America in a bad light. I case anyone has forgotten, we are at war, and people get killed in war. When the battles are fought in populated areas ten civilians are going to get killed along with the enemy. It is an unfortunate and sad fact of war. According to this article, not everyone is killed as a result of American action, in fact most are killed as a result of the actions of these special groups who are trained, supplied and funded by Iran and others. These so-called special groups are the terrorists that we are fighting in this war on terror, and al-Sadr is aligned with Iran. Why he has not been arrested or killed is beyond me as there has been a warrant for his arrest for a very long time. Yes,our troops are doing a very tough job, and they are doing it under the microscope of negative public opinion which cannot be making their job any easier.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I'm sick of the whole thing. We have no reason to be there anyway. When (or if) we ever leave the country will probably erupt into civil war. We have the best military in the world and yet we are sent over there with hands tied. We could handle the situation easily but too many people are afraid of hurting someone's feelings. Where is Harry Truman when we need him?
• United States
24 Oct 07
Truman was a great President as he was not afraid to make a decesion even though it was not a popular decesion He dropped bombs on Japan that help end the war sooner and He fired Gen. Douglas McArthur..a very popular general with the people...but McArthur was under Trumans command and chose not to listen to simple orders from his Commander in Chief...so he was fired... I blame a lot of this hand wringing on the :( liberal media...they have been given to much power on TV and the Newspapers...during WWII it was a clear cut decesion to beat GERMANY
• United States
24 Oct 07
i don't watch the news much when it comes to this war in Iraq..i agree with the President but I did not vote for him either times but I think he is doing what has to be done. Of course the news is pumping up this war and turning it into a media event. Just look at how they handle Anna Nicole Smith, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears..etc etc..all Puff pieces and all over reported...the WAR against terrorism is real..it will last a long time and I don't think we will see an end to this situation for a long time no matter who is President If you watch the news a lot you will only be depressed and feel the stress as this is what sells newspapers and gets ratings on TV...BAD NEWS sells ...so i just ignore 90% of this negative propaganda...at least we still have a free press but a lot of places in the world do not have this luxury..but sometimes I think the News people are more interested in making the news then reporting the news...l
• Italy
22 Oct 07
No, i dnt get tired to listen it. Newspaper must inorm us about what happend in Iraq, like in another worlds conutry. Sometimes newspaper didn't tell us about africa's news. I am scared of it. CNN is a american portal, i am trust only in no-governative newspaper or website. Thank you very much to share us and have a nice day.