Letter from Iraq

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Jan 16, 2004
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Western Arkansas USA
Hello Everyone,
> I am taking time to ask you all for your help. First off, I'd like
> say that this is not a political message. I'm not concerned about
> domestic politics right now. We have much bigger things to deal
> and we need your help. It seems that despite the tremendous and
> heroic efforts of the men and women serving here in Iraq to bring
> much needed peace and stability to this region, we are losing the
> of perception with the media and American people. Our enemy has
> learned that the key to defeating the mighty American military is
> swaying public opinion at home and abroad. We are a people that
> cherish the democratic system of government and therefore hold the
> will of the people in the highest regard. We love to criticize
> ourselves almost to an endless degree, because we care what others
> think. Our enemies see this as a weakness and are trying to exploit
> it. When we ask ourselves questions like, "Why do they hate us?" or
> "What did we do wrong?" we are playing into our enemies' hands. Our
> natural tendency to question ourselves is being used against us to
> undermine our effort to do good in the world. How far would we have
> gotten if after the surprise attacks on December 7, 1941 at Pearl
> Harbor, we would have asked, "Why do the Japanese hate us so much?"
> or "How can we change ourselves so that they won't do that again?"
> Here in Iraq the enemy is trying very hard to portray our efforts
> failing and fruitless. They kill innocents and desecrate their
> in hopes that the people back home will lose the will to fight for
> liberty. They are betting on our perceived weakness as a
> considerate people. Unfortunately our media only serves to further
> their cause. In an industry that feeds on ratings and bad news, a
> failure in Iraq would be a goldmine. When our so-called "trusted"
> American media takes a quote from an Iraqi doctor as the gospel
> over that of the men and women that are daily fighting to protect
> right to freedom of press, you know something is wrong. That doctor
> claimed that out of 600 Iraqis, that were casualties of the
> the vast majority of them were women, children and the elderly.
> is totally absurd. In the history of man, no one has spent more
> and effort, often to the detriment of our own mission, to be more
> discriminent in our targeting of the enemy than the American
> military. The Marines and Soldiers serving in Iraq have gone
> extensive training in order to limit the amount of innocent
> casualties and collateral damage. Yet, despite all of this, our
> consistently sides with those who openly lie and directly challenge
> the honor of our brave heroes fighting for liberty and peace. What
> have to remember is that peace is not defined as an absence of war.
> It is the presence of liberty, stability, and prosperity. In the
> of the horrendous tyranny of the former Iraqi regime, the only way
> true peace was able to come to this region was through force. That
> what the American Revolution was all about. Have we forgotten?
> Freedom is not free and "peace" without principle is not peace. The
> peace that so-called "peace advocates" support can only be brought
> Iraq through the military. And we are doing it, if only the world
> will let us! If the American people believe we are failing, even if
> we are not, then we will ultimately fail. That is why I am asking
> your support. Become a voice of truth in your community. Wherever
> are fight the lies of the enemy. Don't buy into the pessimism and
> apathy that says, "It's hopeless," "They hate us too much," "That
> part of the world is just too messed up," "It's our fault anyway,"
> "We're to blame," and so forth. Whether you're in middle school,
> working at a 9-5 job, retired, or a stay-at-home mom you can make a
> huge difference! There is nothing more powerful than the truth. So,
> when you watch the news and see doomsday predictions and spiteful
> opinions on our efforts over here, you can refute them by knowing
> that we are doing a tremendous amount of good. Spread the word. No
> one is poised to make such an amazing contribution to the everyday
> lives of Iraqis and the rest of the Arab world than the American
> Armed Forces. By making this a place where liberty can finally
> we are making the whole world safer. Your efforts at home are
> directly tied to our success. You are the soldiers at home fighting
> the war of perception. So I'm asking you as a fellow fighting man:
> your duty. Stop the attempts of the enemy wherever you are. You are
> mighty force for good, because truth is on your side. Together we
> will win this fight and ensure a better world for the future.
> God Bless and Semper Fidelis,
> 1st Lt. Robert L. Nofsinger USMC Ramadi, Iraq
Great post it seems the media as well as many Americans has forgotten it is the soldier that has given us freedom of speech.


FREEDOM IS NOT FREE it has been paid for in blood for over 200 years.
I forwarded this letter to Bill O"reilly at Fox News. See if he says anything about it tomorrow evening.

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