Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From an Aussie Soldier 

I am biased in favor of American soldiers. We have the best trained, most professional, caring soldiers in the world.

Having said the above, here are some quotes from an Aussie soldier regarding his experience with American soldiers in Iraq. You can go here for the full letter. I am comfortable that it's legit - the original source was Michael Ledeen at Pajamas Media a known specialist on the Middle East and Islamic jihadism. This says it all.
Gentlemen I am an Australian and my son is an Australian - as far as we are concerned there is not place on God's earth better than Australia, and there are no people better than Australians. My son and I just ended a long 'phone conversation and here are some of his comments, believe me this is what he said.
'Before I came over here I thought we (the Australian Army) were pretty .... hot..... was I ever wrong!....The Yanks (I hope you don't mind me using that word) are so professional from the top to the bottom that it is almost embarrassing to be in their company, and to call yourself a soldier....don't get me wrong, we are good at what we do but the Yanks are so much better.....they are complete at what they do, how they do it and their attitude is awesome....they don't complain they just get on with the job and they do it right.
Let's face it they don't have to be here, they could stay in America and beat the s*** out of anyone who threatened them, but they are here because they believe they should be here, and the Iraqis would be screwed if they weren't here.
The reason why I am sharing this with you is because I realize that you (as a nation) must get pretty ***** with all the criticism you receive by the so-called 'know it alls' who are sitting at home - safe. The reality is that they are safe, just as I am, because of America. If the world went arse up tomorrow ..... I know that the Americans would be there putting themselves on the line for others. That to me is the sign of greatness.
UPDATE: This is so typical. I posted this tribute to American soldiers, which praises their professionalism, their competence, their attitudes, and their willingness to sacrifice for others. The first response is a comment with not one positive word about our soldiers, instead changing the subject to bash President Bush and the American government. Such behavior is why so many claims to "support our troops" give the impression of hypocritical and cynical propaganda.