Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Omar on the Soldier masacre

Here were my initial thoughts upon hearing about the 4-dozen newly trained Iraqi soldiers being masacred.

And here are Omar's thoughts. You know, he's actually IN Baghdad...
"...but we ‘chose’ to be optimistic and not allow ourselves to be discouraged because Iraq, the region and the whole world needs such attitude. It is a commitment just as it is a personal perspective. On the other side; pessimism, although understandable but very dangerous in this particular struggle and it approaches the verge of defeatism, which while not that disastrous when dealing with new projects or adventures, is catastrophic in such a crucial conflict."

...unlike John Kerry.
Kerry said a stream of bad news coming out of Iraq showed the Bush administration glossing over the reality of the situation there.
Quite the contrast, eh?