Michael Yon is one of those people you just want to clone over and over again. He is our journalist overseas (everywhere!), and he survives with our prayers and financial support. This way, he is not bought. He is able to print articles as he sees them, and HE does the editing. A true American.
Yesterday he wrote a marvelous article about an Iraqi man and his family and their life during the war. Here is a taste:
Shortly after graduating, Bashar began service in the Iraqi Army Reserve, but that lasted only three months, because the U.S. crushed a great part of the Iraqi Army and then officially dissolved the rest. For three months, Bashar was one of those unemployed young men we worried about. He got a job in October of 2003 as a bodyguard for an Iraqi judge. His first job didn’t last long because insurgents assassinated the judge…His own safety, and therefore that of his loved ones, was in jeopardy, and so, as Bashar recalled, “I quit visiting my family for over four months.”
This is a must read. It isn’t too long. Not as long as some of his posts are, anyway! lol.
I want to encourage you to write about this man and his family and their plight, and I would also like you to e-mail this family with words of welcoming and encouragement. It is truly a tribute of our Armed Forces, especially the 1-4 Cav in this case, as to their worthiness and why we should appreciate them.
If only the media would take the time to see America the way we do…oh well. Their loss!
Everyone have a very nice day. 😉
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