Tuesday, June 13, 2006

On a Lighter Note, Also From Iraq

On a lighter note, my friend Maria sends photos of how her son passes the time in Iraq, with a Hummer pull.

Despite appearances, Maria's son, Gregory, the tiny fellow with dark hair, is among the kindest and sweetest men you could ever know. After he returned home from his first tour in Iraq he collected money, and spent a good deal of his own, to buy televisions and DVD players for wounded soldiers in VA hospitals after a friend of his who worked in one told him the soldiers had no entertainment. He does what he can to make life tolerable for the soldiers who work for him, and to try to improve the lives of the Iraqis he works with. When we hear of things like Haditha, we need to keep in mind that most of the men and women we send to Iraq represent the best in us. It's not their fault they can't save the country; the fault lies with the men who sent them on a poorly planned and supported mission.
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