November 23, 2004

Kerry-supporters, close your eyes. You don't want to know this...

If we didn't have the Internet, how little we would know about what's going on in Iraq...

This is amazing. Iraqis in Falluja leaving notes for our Marines, saying "please sleep in the beds!" Stupefying! From an e-mail posted by Rich Lowry at the Corner (Thank you, Andrea!):

I am also a professor at a military-related institution, and my little brother is an enlisted Marine (a sniper with 1-3) in Fallujah. This weekend he called for the first time since the battle began.
He informed us that a large number of the residents of Fallujah, before fleeing the battle, left blankets and bedding for the Marines and Soldiers along with notes thanking the Americans for liberating their city from the terrorists, as well as invitations to the Marines and Soldiers to sleep in their houses. I've yet to see a report in the media of this. Imagine that.

Additionally, he said their spirits are high, but they would certainly appreciate any "care packages" that folks in the States would care to send their way (preferably consisting of non-perishable food items, candy, deodorant, eye-drops, q-tips, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm, hand/feet warmers, black/dark undershirts, underwear & socks, and non-aerosol bug spray)

It would be great if you could pass this message along to anyone interested in helping out."

[Emphasis mine, 'cause heaven knows our "official purveyors" of information won't pass this stuff on to us]

Marines resting in a house in Falluja
Marines with the 5th Division get ready for a new day
after staying overnight in Fallujah, Iraq,
in a house close to the city’s center.
Anja Niedringhaus / AP photo
Posted by John Weidner at November 23, 2004 12:50 PM
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