8/23/2005

The New York Times - Switched Off In Basra

July 31, 2005, Sunday

Switched Off In Basra

By STEVEN VINCENT (NYT) Op-Ed 928 words
Late Edition - Final , Section 4 , Page 12 , Column 2

DISPLAYING FIRST 50 OF 928 WORDS - THE British call it being ''switched on'' -- a state of high morale and readiness, similar to what Americans think of as ''gung ho'' attitude. During the 10 days I recently spent embedded with the British-led multinational force in this southern Iraqi city, I met many switched-on soldiers involved in...


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