Phone Report By Michael Yon from Iraq

Glenn Reynolds (The Glenn and Helen Show) has a 17 minute phone call with Michael Yon from Baqubah. You can punch on the on-screen player and hear it online.

Very very important. Michael Yon adds a lot of perspective and makes an essential contribution to the question of the hour – are we getting anywhere in this war? In a word – yes. It is essential to understand the context, which he provides.

Rick adds: Yon is truly unbelievable. He's come under fire from the left recently, being tarred as "the hawk's favorite reporter." They've tried to denigrate his reports, minimizing the progress being made in Anbar province and elsewhere.

But when all is said and done, Yon's dispatches will be seen in much the same way that other great war correspondent's work is viewed. Perhaps not on the level of an Ernie Pyle who was much beloved by the regular American GI in World War II (It's probable that a majority of troops in Iraq have never read anything by Yon.) But certainly the equal of David Halberstam's dispatches from Viet Nam or Ed Murrow's searing accounts from London during the Blitz.

Yon needs your support to keep doing what he's doing in Iraq. Stop by his website and drop some coins in his tip jar so that he can keep up the great work.
Glenn Reynolds (The Glenn and Helen Show) has a 17 minute phone call with Michael Yon from Baqubah. You can punch on the on-screen player and hear it online.

Very very important. Michael Yon adds a lot of perspective and makes an essential contribution to the question of the hour – are we getting anywhere in this war? In a word – yes. It is essential to understand the context, which he provides.

Rick adds: Yon is truly unbelievable. He's come under fire from the left recently, being tarred as "the hawk's favorite reporter." They've tried to denigrate his reports, minimizing the progress being made in Anbar province and elsewhere.

But when all is said and done, Yon's dispatches will be seen in much the same way that other great war correspondent's work is viewed. Perhaps not on the level of an Ernie Pyle who was much beloved by the regular American GI in World War II (It's probable that a majority of troops in Iraq have never read anything by Yon.) But certainly the equal of David Halberstam's dispatches from Viet Nam or Ed Murrow's searing accounts from London during the Blitz.

Yon needs your support to keep doing what he's doing in Iraq. Stop by his website and drop some coins in his tip jar so that he can keep up the great work.