Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Day message from Michael Yon reporting from Iraq.

Michael Yon has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan for years now and is about the most honest reporter out there. He reports the bad and the good news from the region.

Today in his Memorial Day message he writes: Although there is sharp fighting in Diyala Province, and Baghdad remains a battleground, and the enemy is trying to undermine security in areas they’d lost interest in, the fact is that the security plan, or so-called “surge,” is showing clear signs of progress. The city of Hit, for instance. Only about a hundred days ago, Hit was a city at war. Today, the buildings are still riddled with bullet holes, but the Iraqi people are opening shops and painting over the scars. They are waving and smiling while hundreds of men are volunteering to join the police.

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