02 July 2007

Why we fight

A reminder from Michael Yon:

On 29 June, American and Iraqi soldiers were again fighting side-by-side as soldiers from Charley Company 1-12 CAV - led by Captain Clayton Combs - and Iraqi soldiers from the 5th IA, closed in on a village on the outskirts of Baqubah....

The village was abandoned. All the people were gone. But where?

... As we passed through the village, Captain Combs pointed out the nice houses, saying the people had been simple farmers with comfortable homes and lives.

Until al Qaeda came.

There's some graphic material in Michael's post and, understandably, evil is a horrible thing to see. Proponents of moral equivilancy prefer to deny it even exists. But it does, and it must be faced - and fought. God bless those who step up to face it every day.

Speaking of which, I'd like to give a shout out to my friend Lopez with the 1-12 Cav. I told you I'd be thinking about you... you and the rest of the guys keep up the good work and stay safe.

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