posted on May, 24 2005 @ 08:09 AM
Lt. Col. Tim Hill of Huntington said he felt the media was presenting the public with an incomplete picture of the conflict by focusing on the
insurgency that began in the wake of the end of major combat operations.
The problem with that type of coverage, according to Hill, is that it gives the impression that the majority of Iraqi citizens are against the
Americans. He said that in his experience, nothing could be further from the truth.
Hill said he was always treated favorably by the locals, including the youngsters who would crowd around him and clamor for the candy they knew he
always carried in his pockets.
He showed a slide of a photo taken during his duty of two young girls, their faces beaming.
Hill compared Iraq to an abused child whose citizens were cowed from years of living under the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein.
"We are a nation who believes 'In God We Trust.' They were a nation that believed 'In Saddam We Fear,'" he said.
This story appeared in my home town news paper, I wantd to share it with those who are supporting our troops, so that you could see that we are doing
some good in Iraq.
[edit on 24-5-2005 by elevatedone]