...the recent match between members of the 87th Infantry's 1st battalion and several young men from the Sons of Iraq meant much more than the 9-0 score.Someone forward this to Harry Reid, please.
For one thing, it was the third time in recent days when American soldiers donned shorts and "Salute to Our Fallen Heroes" T-shirts to go head-to-head and foot-to-foot with teams of opponents who, only months ago, may have been trying to kill them.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Iraq will be a dangerous place for some time to come, but for the past year and a half or so, it's become less so with each day. Hot Air carried this in their headlines today, with the deliberately misleading teaser "Humiliation: U.S. troops routed by former Iraqi insurgents". It links to this McClatchy article about a soccer match between US troops and local Iraqis, at least some of whom were likely trying to kill the same troops at one time.