Embedded citizen journalist, former Green Beret and our friend Michael Yon joined us live from Mosul on Pundit Review Radio this weekend.
Michael had a surprisingly upbeat assessment of what's he's seen in the two weeks since he returned to Iraq as an embed. He discussed the improvement in the spirit and capabilities of the Iraqi security forces. He talked about the stark difference between the high spirits of the military men and women in Iraq with those who they are serving back at home. It is nothing short of amazing. He also laid to rest on of the most bothersome, dangerous myths of this war, that the people of Iraq "aren't doing enough". Finally, he told us about the type of man Gen. Petraeus is and we discussed the so-called surge plan.
Bottom line from a guy known for telling us the good, the bad and the ugly, "Iraq is very winnable."
Michael relies solely on the contributions of his readers to funds his embed trips. The costs are staggering, and so are the risks.