This particular posting is in reply to a comment I received within minutes after posting today's blog. An anonymous reader had posted a comment calling me narrow minded. I must sincerely apologise to this reader for his seemingly accusational view towards my "ranting". As I have stated before this site is my views on my day to day life in Baghdad and what me and my soldiers do every day. I try to shed at least some light on what the media has to offer. He stated that in North Carolina there is not enough of the liberal news media (L N M as he termed it). His question was where was the L N M when he needs it? Hey there fella, turn on your television set. He stated that Bush's military service should have surfaced even before the 2000 elections. Well, in my views, military service seems to play a very little role in the decision making process of the American people when choosing a President, id est, our former President William Clinton, whose "stellar" manipulation of our country has been a thorn in many people's sides for many years. He seems disgusted with the perfomance of our current political leaders, and while I must agree that there are faults in today's current government, overall, I have seen nothing but good, in my views, on many issues that plague our country. Is the war in Iraq just? It is not for me to say. Does the war in Iraq need to cease tomorrow? NO! We cannot leave. We cannot go into a country, regardless of whether it was right or wrong, and then just leave when the going gets tough. He stated that for the media to gain my good graces it should change its tune and agree that all is well in Iraq. When have I ever said that? When have I ever stated that all is good and peaceful in Baghdad? Never. In any case, it is mostly the opposite. I try to shed some light on the things that ARE good. Not just the deaths, killings, maimings, kidnappings and general crime that is so rampant in that part of the world. He stated that the L N M shows very little of Iraq and what is going on. Don't know where you are looking but I seem to read it and watch it every single day, somewhere, whether it be the television, internet or newspapers. These postings have been, as I stated before, MY views and MY experiences. Nothing more, nothing less. Thank you for your insights, however, as any comment is welcome.