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The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
 

Morale


NRO

Matt Lauer got a surprise answer from a soldier on a recent trip to Iraq. After asking about morale, a few soldiers told him that morale was good. Like any good morning TV show journalist, Lauer was skeptical:

LAUER: Don't get me wrong, I think you're probably telling the truth, but there might be a lot of people at home wondering how that might be possible with the conditions you're facing and with the insurgent attacks you're facing... What would you say to people who doubt that morale could be that high?

CAPTAIN SHERMAN POWELL: Well sir, I'd tell you, if I got my news from the newspapers I'd be pretty depressed as well.
Powell said that he knows the media have a hard time getting out in Iraq and seeing the improvements, but that he's 'satisfied' and 'proud' of the work the United States is doing in Iraq.

Don't you also love how Lauer says, 'What would you say to people who doubt that morale could be that high?' when he means, 'What would you say to Matt Lauer, who doubts that morale could be that high?'"


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