June 26, 2004

God bless 'em, every one ...
Posted by McQ

After that Abu Ghraib fiasco, people ask me why I'm still so optimistic about Iraq and Afghanistan. Its simple ... because for every loser we had at Abu Gharib, we have 100, maybe a 1000 young people like these:


Spc. Williams with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, plays with students at the Kalkalan School in Kirkuk, Iraq, during a goodwill visit, May 18, 2004. DoD photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste, U.S. Army. (Released)


Sgt. Mitchell Hull with the 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera, 21st Signal Brigade, films a group of students at Kalkalan school in Kirkuk, Iraq May 18, 2004. DoD photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste, U.S. Army. (Released)


Sgt. Ulberg with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, greets a young Iraqi boy during a goodwill visit to the village of Karacham, located outside the city of Dibis, Iraq, May 26, 2004. DoD photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste, U.S. Army. (Released)


Staff Sgt. Thomas Hughes with the Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), talks with a group of citizens outside a clinic in the village of Toraghandi, Afghanistan, May 18, 2004. The Herat PRT is assisting the Afghan government with rebuilding the western regional provinces of Afghanistan. DoD photo by Sgt. Christopher Kaufmann, U.S. Army. (Released)


Spc. Amanda Adams, with the 428th Military Police Company, hugs a new friend, a young Iraqi boy, in Baghdad, Iraq, June 2, 2004. DoD photo by Senior Airman Jorge A. Rodriguez, U.S. Air Force. (Released)


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