Yon reports on enemies and allies and how we’re corrcting the mistakes in the past in Iraq.
Archive for September, 2007
One of the most enduring memories of 9/11 for me is that of the hundreds who jumped from the Towers rather than burn or suffocate. I distinctly remember the shock of seeing plummeting shapes resolve themselves into human beings as television cameras sharpened their zoom on them. Those people, later dubbed “jumpers”, are a reason [...]
Michael Yon, someone who has spend considerable time in Iraq, versus the jackanapes at MoveOn.org and the New York Times. General David Petraeus’s first day of testimony was completely accurate, and consistent with my recent experiences around Iraq. Everything he said during the public hearing on Monday was measured, cogent, and demonstrably accurate. That his [...]
Something very important happened. Do you remember? How well do you remember? Let’s go back to that day, September 11, 2001. It was a beautiful morning, wasn’t it? I remember it being sunny, with a bit of a breeze. I had to work, but since my desk backs up to a window, I was looking [...]
Worried about how much you head might hurt from all the thinking General Petraeus’ report on Iraq might require? No worries! Just call him General Betray-Us and go happily on your thought-free way. Better yet, spin, spin, spin your way to victory. Or defeat. Depending on whose side you’re actually on. Just remember not to [...]
The fix is in on the coming Iraq progress report as far as the Democrats are concerned. Anything General Petraeus says that doesn’t involve abject failure is going to be seen as a flat-out lie and the Dems have no problem at all smearing that honorable soldier as they’ve smeared hundreds of thousands of other [...]
The sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is coming up soon and you can expect two things: a new video from Osama bin Laden and a speech from President Bush. Let’s see which one is treated with more skepticism and cynical dismissal by the media and the leftists.
Luciano Pavarotti, one of the greatest musicians ever to take the stage, has died. He was 71 and succumbed to pancreatic cancer. I do not think that history will remember Pavarotti as the supreme tenor of modern times – that honor will likely belong to Mario Lanza or Enrico Caruso. I am certain, though, that [...]
Meanwhile, in Iraq, the MSM (this time United Press International) is again reporting stuff that didn’t happen. This time the culprit is the United Press International and the made-up story is an attack that reportedly disabled the al-Doura power plant. I’m beginning to wonder if these news services are even in Iraq. I mean, perhaps [...]