June 02, 2005
Fallujah rebornMichael Fumento, a journalist embedded with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq has an article about Fallujah six months after the pitched battle between US and terrorist forces. The article provides an interesting contrast to the last real news we've heard from there late last year. Here's how it starts:
Critics of the attack on Fallujah last November often invoked the damning (and mythical) utterance from Vietnam: “We had to destroy the village to save it.” Never mind that the alternative to the massive assault on the city backed by artillery, tanks, and aircraft would either be a huge loss of American lives or simply allowing the al Qaeda cut-throat Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to keep it as the terrorist headquarters. Forget that the city was already crumbling from the neglect of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Today Fallujah is on the mend and then some, a symbol of renewal and American-Iraqi cooperation.
It is well worth reading. . .
Posted by USAdave at June 2, 2005 07:45 PM