Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ernie Pyle Reborn?



What is it really like to fight insurgents in Iraq? While this question is of no interest to the MSM and will surely be misrepresented by "Over There" it certainly interests me. I have checked out various BLOGs published by armed forces personnel in Iraq but they typically reflect the experiences of an odd assortment of contributers who usually aren't engaged in regular combat and aren't in leadership positions. Nor is there much to be learned from the U.S. Central Command's bland and sanitized stories published at centcom.gov. Fortunately, there does appear to be a modern equivalent of WWII's Ernie Pyle who goes where the action is and risks life and limb to tell it like it is. His name is Michael Yon.

Michael Yon once served in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He can talk the talk and walk the walk. His BLOG is a must read for those who want to know what it is like to be on the bitter end of an incredibly brutal and heartless struggle. Check him out at michaelyon.blogspot.com.

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