As for the news from Iraq, I'm sorry, I'm pretty burnt out at the moment (in fact, I''m working on a nice facial imprint of the keyboard). Instead of commenting and linking a story, I'll simply link a couple that caught my eye today.
Iraqi Soldier Returns to Secure Iraq
CENTCOM's Good News
When the opportunity finally presented itself, he returned to Iraq in 2003 to “give Coalition forces a hand.” Ayad said he returned to his birthplace because he’s “here working for freedom.”Ayad is use to fighting for freedom. In the mid-1980s, he fought alongside the current Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, against Saddam’s forces. After receiving an injury on the battlefield that took him out of the fight, he fled to Turkey in 1988 and then later immigrated to England as a political refugee and became a British citizen. While in England, he continued his education and eventually earned a college degree. He supported himself by working odd jobs, but always looked forward to the day when he could return to his birthplace. Today, he leads a military intelligence unit in the northern Salah Ah Din Province of Iraq, but is very flexible about his future plans.
This is where I lost my energy and did a face plant on the keyboard. Check out all the good stories just from today!
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