LeRoy Collins Commentary 206

Commentary #206
2 August 2008

Largest Re-enlistment Ceremony in History, 4 July 2008

This was a significant event to everyone, except the media. It makes you wonder whose side they are on,.....and they wonder why their credibility is sinking so low.

Our troops are doing a great job in Iraq; we are winning that war, but you will not hear that in the American media. What a lamentable attitude. LC

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Largest Re-enlistment Ceremony in History, 4 July 2008

As usual, the good news goes unreported. Tremendous re-enlistment in Baghdad....hmmm...never made main stream media...guess it doesn't fit with their reporting of the hollow force, poor morale, etc. For those who have been in the Al Faw Palace you'll have a better estimation of the number of people crammed in the rotunda.

Here is a reenlistment ceremony from Baghdad on the 4th of July. It seems to say that all of the young men and women in these photos think that what they are doing is important and they want to continue to be part of it. Somehow this did not make it onto network news broadcasts.

Attached are pictures of what is reputedly the "largest re-enlistment ceremony ever held in military history". The ceremony was held July 4, 2008 at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq. General Petraeus officiated. A pizzeria in Chicago donated 2000 pizzas that were made last weekend, shipped on Sunday, arrived in Baghdad Wednesday and were fed to the enlistees on the 4th.

Oh, by the way, the media did report on the 2000 pizzas...just not what they were for.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams

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/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.


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