23 August 2007

My favorite story of 2007

This story makes my soul burn with joy on a number of levels!

I have written on numerous occasions, blogged, stated so in documentary film (Shades of Green by the super-talented Dustin) and in PhD interviews, that I love the Iraqi people and feel honored to have served for a sliver of time (177 days--but who was counting?) in such an ancient land--the birthplace of civilization--the land "between two rivers".

This story is like a small piece of eternal pride in my soul. I love the story of brotherhood, heroism, and sacrifice. And most especially, a sacrifice that was unrestrained by nationality, race or ethnic sect.

This story gives me hope in my dream to take my daughters back to Iraq one day as tourists.

This story...freaking rules!