Monday, April 26, 2004

Iraqis cheer US Soldiers

Here is the kind of story CNN and the BBC won't run.

This is one soldiers experience in Iraq.

From The Desert Dispatch

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Hesperia soldier says Iraq tour was eye-opening
Bryan Neice says most Iraqis still welcome America's presence

HESPERIA -- What a year for Bryan Neice.

Army Specialist Neice of the 51st Airborne Signal Battalion in Iraq, was serving with U.S. Army Rangers as well as Special Forces alongside his best friend, Specialist Justin Jacobsen, who he described as his "brother."

The two said they are glad to be home but angered by the way certain things have been handled, primarily by the media.

"CNN only airs what they want you to see," said Jacobsen. "I finally told my mom to stop watching, because it wasn't true."

Neice said the reality of a soldier's life in Iraq is quite the opposite from what is seen on the evening news.

"When we go through town, the crowds are cheering, crying, thanking us, giving us all thumbs up," Neice said.

Neice said the support from the locals in Baghdad was "at least 95 percent." He said the media is "wrong" and that the picture they are depicting for Americans is inaccurate.

"Americans need to know the truth. They (Iraqis) want us there. The support we got from locals was unreal," said Neice. "Sure, there are small pockets of resistance, but it's rare."

No comments:

Brain Bliss