The REAL Story of American Troops
in The War on Terror

Want to know the real story about what our troops in Iraq are accomplishing in the Global War on Terror?

American service members want the American public to see the amazing accomplishments they have made, without the filter or bias of the news media. Many of these stories are good news that the American media refuses to highlight, for whatever reason.

So, to bring you the stories you won't see elsewhere, and to let you know what's really happening, our forces have created their own series of YouTube videos, with the blessing of the US military, to show you the real story of our troops in Iraq.

To help balance the picture the American public gets of what the American soldier is accomplishing, we are proud to include here a link to YouTube videos shot by the troops, on the ground in Iraq.

Here, in their own words, is the description of these videos:

"Multi-National Force - Iraq established this YouTube channel to give viewers around the world a "boots on the ground" perspective of Operation Iraqi Freedom from those who are fighting it. Video clips document action as it appeared to personnel on the ground and in the air as it was shot. We will only edit video clips for time, security reasons, and/or overly disturbing or offensive images."

To see the real story of our troops in action, go to the Multi-National Force Iraq videos at YouTube.

Also, see Bad Voodoo's War

The real story of the positive achievements of our troops, and uplifting and inspiring stories, are somehow not reported by the mainstream news media in this country.

It seems the news media wants to report just the most sensational stories whose sound bites will draw viewers for the evening news, and stories that show disrespect (or worse, contempt) for our dedicated men and women of the armed forces, and the personal sacrifices made by them and their families.

Obviously, there are occasional exceptions, and "good news" stories are published from time to time, but for the most part, the American public is getting only the sensational stories the media wants them to see, the ones that show the American soldier in a bad light.

So, rather than the media being censored by the government, which is prohibited by the Fourth Amendment, we have now come full circle and the media has seemingly begun censoring what the public is allowed to know about the government's actions.

And it's not because of a lack of information -- the military has given the press unprecedented access, perhaps too much. Surely, the safety of our men and women in uniform, as well as the American public, and protection of our way of life, takes a higher priority than having the most sensational story on the six o'clock news on any given day.

Journalists have an ethical obligation to report a balanced view of the news, regardless of their personal opinions, or that of their media "bosses." The clear bias of the news media with regard to the US military today is difficult to accept for those who know the real story. It seems that some members of today's media must have missed those classes in journalism school in which their ethical obligations were taught.

It is apparent that the collective "news media" in this country has forgotten that Freedom of the Press is possible ONLY because these brave men and women have the courage, integrity and dedication to go out there and put their lives on the line every day to protect and defend it, along with the other human rights guaranteed by our Constitution, such as Freedom of Speech.

Cindy Sheehan, for example, seems oblivious to the fact that the very thing that guarantees her the right to publicly express her own contempt for the President and the military establishment in this country, is the fact that her son, and other brave men and women like him, were willing to die to give her the right to show her ingratitude in such a public way. And the news media is aiding and abetting her, by showing "news stories" of her latest antics. Surely, her son must roll over in his grave in embarrassment and humiliation every time she makes the "news."

How long will it take before she realizes that what she's doing is dishonoring her son and his choice to serve his country, and that she is doing everything she possibly can to make sure his death was in vain? (For more on Cindy Sheehan and the anti-war group Code Pink, see Berkeley Goes Berserk.)

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