If you haven’t watched this, you probably should. Take my word for it.
Coupla reasons. You don’t see any of the troops just holding their weapons above their heads and spraying (as in the famous video clip from Saigon during Tet) – they are up and aiming. Well trained, well led, well motivated. Everything Michael Moore says they aren’t. A$$hat.
You don’t see artillery and mortars pounding the city.
You do see a missile. Guided. Precision.
The troops on the roofs are covering the armor on the roads. The armor isn’t just shooting at everything and blowing it up.
You see how hard it is to find your targets. With a Mark 1 calibrated eyeball, anyway.
And you don’t see the city on fire, or in ruins.
In other words, it doesn’t look like this.
And ya hear a little ‘battle talk.’ Heheheheheh.
And that is a testament to the American warriors and their Iraqi allies who are
takinghave taken the city.
Now, you certainly see some heavy weapons shooting up some buildings. And one, in particular, is going to need more than a new coat of paint in the living room when the inhabitants return. But this is the US military doing things the right way, and doing them well.
A commenter DOES take John to task for the Saigon comparison, and John points it out. There ARE a number of differences, though most of these differences would be lost on most viewing audiences despite their importance on the battlefield.
Did I mention you should go watch for yourself?