Thursday, January 18, 2007

Update - Michelle Malkin In The Slums of Baghdag

UPDATE: She's back...

...and she has video too!
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Keep an eye on Michelle's blog....this is going to be good!

In the slums of Baghdad
By Michelle Malkin · January 11, 2007 01:15 AM

My Hot Air colleague Bryan Preston and I have been in Iraq, embedded with an incredibly dedicated Army unit in Baghdad tasked with training Iraqi security forces (both Shia and Sunni) conducting counterinsurgency operations, and carrying out civil affairs work. Yes, there is danger and chaos and unspeakable bloodshed in parts of Baghdad. Sectarian violence--compounded by everyday street crime and tribal conflict--is rampant. Corruption, incompetence, and apathy infect the Iraqi government. You've gotten endless news coverage of all that. But there are also pockets of success and signs of hope amid utter despair. I'll give you more details of our embed unit after we get home. We have much to report and will be publishing a multi-part video and audio series, blog posts, and op-eds on security conditions, media malpractice, and the big picture on the war next week. Having met, watched, and interviewed a broad cross-section of our troops during our brief but fruitful travels, my faith in the U.S. military has never been stronger-- but I will not sugarcoat my skepticism and doubts about decisions being made in Washington.

1 comment:

Attila The Mom said...

You know, as much as I've respected MM, I've lost quite a bit of it for her over this.

She doesn't need to go to Iraq to get her "creds". She has them all on her own just for her writings.

But either she is in a very dangerous situation on the front line or she's not. If she is, then shame on her because she's got a baby at home and she's no better than a thrill-seeker. If she's not, then it's self-aggrandizement.

She's an accomplished journalist without going over there. I'm disappointed.