Sunday, August 21, 2005

Very Sheik

Good News time!! Lately I’ve been sharing local direct word-of-mouth news from my friends here in Kirkuk. Soldiers like Sgt. Scown are not unique in the way they bond with the local leaders. Respect flows in both directions. But I’d like to take a moment to share wider-spread news:

Another great American soldier whose success working with Sunni’s for a better Iraq has earned himself, from local tribal leaders, the title of American Sheik. Read his interesting story here: American Sheik

The amazing news continues. As the promise of stabilization in Iraq increases, Iraq is in the process of implementing many infrastructure projects: Two new huge airports, a national cell phone business, and huge foreign investment by countries like Iran, Japan, and even South Korea go into the billions of dollars in developments, to name a few.

Morale is up amongst soldiers as they begin to see the fruition of their efforts. Iraqis seem to be catching the vision of working together to take advantage of freedom, with reports of Sunnis, no less, defending their Shiite bretheren from Al Zarqawi-sponsored terrorists and chasing them out of local neighborhoods!

Good news is just not interesting to most media outlets, but there are some things you should know. I think you owe it to yourself to spend 10 minutes to check out this summation of the OTHER Iraq news at the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal.

2 comments:

Abel said...

Glad things are going well for you guys over there. Much more uplifting than the crap spewed forth on the nightly news! Our prayers are with all of you!

curious servant said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks. Thank you for your posts! I appreciate them greatly.

God bless.