posted on Mar, 20 2006 @ 08:22 PM
I am certain that there will be posts stating that this photo was retouched or even staged. However, I originally came from the Detroit. I used to
work in Dearborn, MI which has one of the largest Iraqi communities outside of the Middle East. I have friends in that community and most are quite
pleased that the U.S. entered Iraq and deposed Saddam Hussein. They are also quite please that a democratic election has taken place. This has given
the Iraqi people a lot of hope for the future.
Unfortunately, as well all are coming to realize, many aspects of the war have been poorly planned or, as in the case of the insurgents, not
anticipated at all. However, I also have hopes for the Iraqi people. I hope that they can stop their sectarian fighting and work together to reclaim
their country and salvage it from the ruins of three years of war and nearly two decades of Saddam.
I thank you and your friends who are in Iraq or anticipate going to Iraq for your service. If anyone, anything, can make a difference in that
strife-filled land, it will be the professionalism, courage and compassion that you demonstrate. Thanks.