Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yon joins the Surge

Unlike most mil bloggers, I'm not a big fan of Michael Yon, who's from the John McCain school that states before 2007 nothing went right in Iraq. But there's no doubting Michael is an outstanding writer, for example:

Our jets will drop bombs and we will use rockets. Helicopters will
cover us, and medevac our wounded and killed. By the time you read this, our
artillery will be firing, and our tanks moving in. And Humvees. And Strykers.
And other vehicles. Our people will capture key terrain and cutoff escape
routes. The idea this time is not to chase al Qaeda out, but to trap and kill
them head-on, or in ambushes, or while they sleep. When they are wounded, they
will be unable to go to hospitals without being captured, and so their wounds
will fester and they will die painfully sometimes. It will be horrible for al
Qaeda. Horror and terrorism is what they sow, and tonight they will reap their
harvest. They will get no rest. They can only fight and die, or run and try to
get away. Nobody is asking for surrender, but if they surrender, they will be

The Bloggers are the Ernie Pyles and Edward R. Murrows in this war. Sadly, the old MSM which kept us glued to our radios in WW 2, are too stifled by partisan bias to matter at all.