September 23, 2004

Letter from Iraq....

This post by Hugh Hewitt includes a great letter from an Army Captain in Iraq...

...But my favorite story to tell you is the one that Natalie shared. She told us about a convoy that was traveling in Baghdad yesterday and it was hit by an IED. Unfortunately, one of the vehicles was so close to the seat of the explosion that it injured two of the soldiers in the vehicle. A Mercedes who had passed the convoy, saw the explosion in his rear view mirror and turned around to double back. When he got there, he got out of his car to help. The soldiers, all pulling security now as the medic tried to tend to the wounded, pointed their weapons at him, unsure of his intentions. The Iraqi man put up his hands and said in broken English, "I'm here to help!" He pointed to his cell phone in his hand. "Please tell me who I should call for help." The soldiers lowered their weapons and gave him the number to call. In the meantime, another vehicle came up behind the convoy. An Iraqi man ran over to the exploded vehicle where the soldier lay on the ground. With his hands raised as well, he told them, "I am a doctor, please let me help." With tears in her eyes, Natalie told us that he probably saved that soldier's life....
If you drift around the Internet, and the blogs, you encounter a lot of communications from our good people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funny thing, they all seem to say that the Dems and Big Media are lying to us. I guess our troops are all delusional.

Posted by John Weidner at September 23, 2004 7:36 AM
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