Why should we listen to the USA troops in Iraq?

Soldiers in Iraq view troop surge as a lost cause By Tom Lasseter McClatchy Newspapers Staff Sgt. Robert Johnson, 29, of Montgomery, Alabama, questions two Iraqis digging a ditch on the side of the road. "AND" Army 1st Lt. Antonio Hardy took a slow look around the east Baghdad neighborhood that he... show more Soldiers in Iraq view troop surge as a lost cause
By Tom Lasseter
McClatchy Newspapers

Staff Sgt. Robert Johnson, 29, of Montgomery, Alabama, questions two Iraqis digging a ditch on the side of the road.
"AND" Army 1st Lt. Antonio Hardy took a slow look around the east Baghdad neighborhood that he and his men were patrolling. He grimaced at the sound of gunshots in the distance. A machine gunner on top of a Humvee scanned the rooftops for snipers. Some of Hardy's men wondered aloud if they'd get hit by a roadside bomb on the way back to their base.


"To be honest, it's going to be like this for a long time to come, no matter what we do," said Hardy, 25, of Atlanta. "I think some people in America don't want to know about all this violence, about all the killings. The people back home are shielded from it; Many Americans don't want to see the violence. Out of sight and out of mind. "We are not going to win over here in Iraq" Johnson said. It's a lost cause.
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