Monday, June 23, 2008

Turning point

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.
...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.

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.
Someone forward this to Harry Reid, please.

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