Wednesday, February 15, 2006

No News of Iraqi Mayor's Letter of Thanks

The mayor of Tall 'Afar in Iraq wrote a letter of thanks to the 3rd Army Cavalry Regiment. Part of the letter:

... Our city was the main base of operations for Abu Mousab Al Zarqawi. The city was completely held hostage in the hands of his henchmen. Our schools, governmental services, businesses and offices were closed. Our streets were silent, and no one dared to walk them. Our people were barricaded in their homes out of fear; death awaited them around every corner. Terrorists occupied and controlled the only hospital in the city. Their savagery reached such a level that they stuffed the corpses of children with explosives and tossed them into the streets in order to kill grieving parents attempting to retrieve the bodies of their young. This was the situation of our city until God prepared and delivered unto them the courageous soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who liberated this city, ridding it of Zarqawi’s followers after harsh fighting, killing many terrorists, and forcing the remaining butchers to flee the city like rats to the surrounding areas, where the bravery of other 3d ACR soldiers in Sinjar, Rabiah, Zumar and Avgani finally destroyed them.

... This military operation was clean, with little collateral damage, despite the ferocity of the enemy. With the skill and precision of surgeons they dealt with the terrorist cancers in the city without causing unnecessary damage.

Scott of Power Line searched for newspaper reports of the mayor's letter of thanks. He found only one, in the St. George (Utah) Spectrum.

We learn from Power Line that the mayor had written an earlier letter of thanks to Gen. Casey. In that letter, the mayor expressed his desire that the Army unit remain in Tall'Afar and concluded, "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, our hero, General Casey."

The mainstreamm media in this country choose not to give a complete picture of what is happening in Iraq. You rarely hear ofIraqiss' appreciation of the U.S. military there.


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