Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Mortar Fire At Ceremony In Tikrit

At the Academy Awards they just play some music if your speech runs too long.

Iraqi insurgents disrupted a ceremony in which U.S. forces handed over a former presidential palace to local Iraqi officials after occupying it for over three years. High-ranking U.S. and Iraqi officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was interrupted by mortar fire.

Nothing says desperation like a Live on TV attack. Personally, I blame the media for this. If the military didn't feel the need to combat the constant "bad news" coming out of Iraq like our US soldier death count or suicide bomb headlines then there would be no need to have a high-profile and planned hand over of a ex-presidential palace. If the media wasn't making Iraq out to be a failure there wouldn't be a need to overly-publicize the success and put men in danger.
Why can't we treat our war like we did in the past, like WWII? Could you imagine the uproar in the streets of America if the media had been on Omaha Beach on D-Day?

The mortar, which landed about 300 yards away, did not cause any injuries but did create quite a scare at the ceremony.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mad Mam
where do you come up with some of this stuff. You blew me away with the "here we just play music" quote.
I read here a while back, I think it was this Blog, someone asked you if you wrote for someone. you should if you don't and if you do. who?

November 23, 2005 9:30 AM  
Blogger A Mad Man said...

I currently don't write for anyone except myself and those who stop by for a laugh or for some fun debate. Thank you for the kind words and stopping by the blog.

November 23, 2005 11:29 AM  

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