Inside the Iraq "surge"


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By Alexander Carpenter

"Nearly 60 percent of readers who participated in a recent Military.com poll said the United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq now or by the end of 2008. More than 40 percent of the respondents agreed the pullout should begin immediately because 'we're wasting lives and resources there.'"

Here's some currently serving troops in their words in some of the best reporting I've seen on the Iraq disaster.

Earlier this week, ABC News cut and used some of this footage from the brilliant journalists of journeymanpictures.

They describe themselves as "London's leading independent distributor of topical news features, documentaries and footage. We're like a video encyclopedia of the world."

As calls grow for the White House to 'reverse the surge', the experiences of soldiers in Iraq is driving the anti-war movement. In an unprecedented insight into the dangers they face, these journalists spent two months on patrol with Apache Co.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4193