Tuesday, December 21, 2004

if the people truly want it.

"I was standing in front of a formation taking photos of ING soldiers while an ING general was talking to them. As the general was speaking in Arabic, my interpreter was telling me what he was saying. At one point in the speech, he pointed at me and said, “This American woman came thousands of miles from her family to fight for your freedom, shame on us if we cannot stand up and fight.”
This is what these people need to hear. They complain about how we are doing here in their country, they complain we don’t give them enough or help them enough, but there comes a point where they need to start helping themselves. We are here to assist them in rebuilding their country, not to hand it to them so they can destroy it again."
1000 words from Iraq


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