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1/17/2007

Bryan Preston on Assessing Iraq, Plus Other Embed Posts from Malkin and Ardolino

Filed under: General,War — Patterico @ 6:15 am



We’re starting to see more posts from Michelle Malkin and Bryan Preston’s embed in Iraq. Bryan Preston has one titled Assessing Iraq. It includes a look at our mistakes in Iraq, and what we can do to fix them.

UPDATE: Here’s Michelle Malkin’s first post on her own site about the embed after returning.

UPDATE x2: Also, Bill Ardolino has some random photos from Fallujah.

17 Responses to “Bryan Preston on Assessing Iraq, Plus Other Embed Posts from Malkin and Ardolino”

  1. I guess the fact that Jamil Hussein is not mentioned in any of these posts means that the case is closed. Not with a bang but with a whimper.

    NN (9c16c2)

  2. There is no Jamil Hussein. The AP used a pseudonym for their source (against their published policies) and are still denying everything.

    Also, the stories that ‘hussein’ was the sole witness to have not meted out.

    Lord Nazh (3465cc)

  3. IIRC, there were some posters at various sites that claimed first that MM would never go to Iraq and that they would — insert deeds akin to “eat their hats” — if she really did. Then, as it became increasingly plain that she was indeed going, they moved the goalposts to that she would stay in the Green Zone and that they would if she did otherwise.

    Anyone know if any of those folk have recanted or [“eaten their hats”]?

    jim (6482d8)

  4. am i the only person here who believes that the risk to our soldiers attendant in saving a seat in the back of a humvee for a non-combatant (for what, a week?) is greater than the reward we received when this avowedly neocon reporter returned with an iraq campaign ribbon pinned to her perky breast, to continue spouting the bush line, only with a faux credibility marker now?

    assistant devil's advocate (2ef91f)

  5. am i the only person here who believes that the risk to our soldiers attendant in saving a seat in the back of a humvee for a non-combatant (for what, a week?) is greater than the reward we received when this avowedly neocon reporter returned with an iraq campaign ribbon pinned to her perky breast, to continue spouting the bush line, only with a faux credibility marker now?

    I don’t know- if we replace “avowedly neocon reporter” with “self-declared unbiased”, “perky breast” with “beefy man chest”, and “the [B]ush line” with “unwinnable/quagmire/unstoppable civil war/ anti-war line”, does the risk/reward calculus change?

    Some Guy in Chicago (aca770)

  6. Shorter ADA: “Yuck. This hat tastes bitter.”

    See Dubya (b5888f)

  7. “an iraq campaign ribbon pinned to her perky breast”

    Whatever, but thank you for the image. (I post this in the safety of almost certainty that my wife does not read Patterico 😉 ).

    nk (947b03)

  8. Wow, ADA, that was incredibly shallow, even for you. Do you have anything of substance to accompany your invective? I would try to see if I could draw some rational statement out of you, but it appears as though that would require more brainpower than you possess.

    By the way, when are you going to make your effort to collect the funds to travel to Iraq to be an embed? Perhaps you could just go on your own and not risk the lives of our troops. You could even interview Mr. Hussein for us. Wouldn’t that be quite a coup on your part? I think that it would put Michelle Malkin in her place.

    Wait. I forgot. Lame comments are the stratosphere of your intellectual capacity.

    Some Other Steve (SOS) (649c9f)

  9. Just the opinion of one combat vet. If I had to choose to risk my life for: 1. Highly decorated Vietnam hero junior senator from Massachusetts 2. The best gol-durn marine in the whole Congress (by Leftist/MSM standards). or 3. Perky breasted neocon reporter.
    I’m going with 3 every time. But that’s just me.

    And it would be worth it. Since MM and Preston are echoing the sentiments of every returning Iraqi War vet I’ve talked to. And there have been many.

    Lew Clark (edad31)

  10. am i the only person here who believes that the risk to our soldiers attendant in saving a seat in the back of a humvee for a non-combatant (for what, a week?) is greater than the reward we received when this avowedly neocon reporter returned with an iraq campaign ribbon pinned to her perky breast, to continue spouting the bush line, only with a faux credibility marker now?

    I don’t know, ADA, does it bother you when some liberal like Barbara Ehrenreich takes a minimum wage job in order to write a book about it, even though that same job could have been filled by someone who actually needed the money? Does it bother you when some pompous politician goes to a part of the world suffering from starvation and is taken round on a tour by relief workers who would otherwise be helping to feed the hungry? Does it bother you when a liberal actor spends a night sleeping at a homeless shelter to prepare for a role, when that bed and/or bowl of soup could have gone to someone who actually needed it?

    JVW (255a81)

  11. jim,
    I think, yes, people did retract and were quite gracious about it (Liberal Avenger actually ate crow).

    Polybius (7cd3c5)

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    Show’s some real Class.

    jim (0059c1)

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