No matter how you feel about the situation in Iraq, There is a wealth of accurate and detailed information coming from the front lines. Not the MSM garbage and not the left and right sided propaganda and it's not the White House Press Corps either. The story of Iraq can only be told from a first hand perspective and it's organizations like IAVA and writers like Joe Galloway that capture this story accurately and first hand.
John Steinbeck is known for his literary Classics such as "Grapes Of Wrath". He is little known for his journalistic dispatches during WW2 and Vietnam. At one point, he proudly worked as a self described "Government Propagandist" in what he believed was a crucial role to win the war by steering the media. Steinbeck seemed to relish war and its machinery.
It was only late in his life and long after Vietnam that Steinbeck swung to the "other" extreme regarding war and he expressed regrets among his Family members.
After 9/11, many Americans (including me) waved our Flags and rallied behind our President and our Soldiers to "get the terrorists" and "get revenge".
I was right there at the front of the angry mob.
Simpy put, America was stirred into a frenzy of fear and anger.
Nearly five years after 9/11, Bin Laden remains at large, more than 2400 of our Soldiers are dead, nearly 20,000 are wounded and we appear to be entangled by a growing civil war in Iraq.
Not even close to what many of us anticipated!
Not Even Close!
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Joe Galloway writes about Soldiers and War like no other Journalist. Joe lived it during Vietnam and the Gulf War and he continues to place himself at the "front" in Iraq to collect the unvarnished truth and report to you and me.
Many have seen Joe's story played out in Hollywood (We Were Soldiers, Mel Gibson). Joe was right there in the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965 and he was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor in honor of his rescue of a badly wounded soldier during the Ia Drang campaign.