And amazingly, its good news. A consistent theme when we hear directly from the soldiers...without going through the media.
By the way, her job is to assist that very media.
It is heart breaking when one of our soldiers is killed or loses an arm or leg or eye to an attack by these terrorists and it is by far one of the most difficult parts of my job in dealing with media when all they care about reporting is how many soldiers have been killed or wounded.
You hear that the number of attacks are rising, that simply isn't true. Attacks in our area have dropped by alomost 50 percent.
Be very proud of our troops over here. They are acomplishing so much.
Don't let the negative headlines lead you to believe for one minute that what we're doing over here isn't right, or a waste of time, money and resources.
I'll keep working on my end of it to hopefully bring the media round to showing the world the progress, continuing hard work being done by both Iraqi's and Coalition forces and the hope that is alive in a country that hasn't had anything to hope for in the past 30 years.