To all the bullshit going on in Washington over the “surge” and how it is working, I’d like to send all of you this. These guys were there fighting, while the generals and all the guys who get interviewed on CNN don’t see combat. And this also goes to all the politicians who think that shopping in Baghdad is like “Indiana in the summertime.” We can listen to General Petraeus and Bush… or these guys.
Two of the active-duty U.S. soldiers who wrote a controversial Op-Ed in the New York Times questioning the direction of the Iraq war died Monday in Baghdad. Here are their words.
Editor’s note: This Op-Ed by seven active-duty U.S. soldiers was published in the New York Times on Aug. 19. Two of its authors, Sgt. Omar Mora and Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, were killed Monday in a vehicle accident in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Jeremy Murphy, another of the seven authors, was shot in the head in Iraq on Aug. 12, before the Op-Ed was even published. He is recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland and, through a woman who identified herself as his sister, declined a request from Salon for comment.