Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Truth On the Ground

I found this article in the Washington Post, of all places. Titled 'The Truth on the Ground', it is written by Marine Major Ben Connable. Men like, Major Connable and Capt B 'get it'. They understand the mission. They see the possiblities for Iraq. And they have the stones to get the job done. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Sixty-four percent of us know that we have a good shot at preventing this outcome if we are allowed to continue our mission. We quietly hope that common sense will return to the dialogue on Iraq. Although we hate leaving our families behind, many of us would rather go back to Iraq a hundred times than abandon the Iraqi people.
A fellow Marine and close friend epitomizes this sentiment. Sean has served two tours in Iraq as a reserve officer. During his last tour, he was informed of the birth of his baby girl by e-mail, learned his father was dying of cancer, and was wounded in the same blast of an improvised explosive that killed his first sergeant on a dirt road in the middle of the western desert. Sean loves his family and his job, but he has made it clear that he would rather go back to Iraq than see us withdraw.

The rest of the story:

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