A frequent reader of Kukla's Korner has been stationed in Iraq for quite some time now. I emailed him recently just to see how he was doing. His response follows:
If you wanted to pass a message to your readers you can tell them this: The reasons we are here are just ones. Iraqi kids are going to school safely. The country is being re-built and businesses are developing without the fear of the former regime. Also, the American servicemembers deployed here are incredible young men and women, sacrificing so much more than people realize. I read Jeremy Roenick's comments and laughed. The arrogance was amazing, when compared to Americans like him who are literally putting their lives on the line every day to help a nation find democracy. No JR, you can kiss MY ass.