Thursday, October 06, 2005


Hail to Thee

Last Sunday, the New York Times had a great article, in the sports section of all places, about my father's last Battalion: the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division. It's a good story on the interpersonal relationships being formed between our forces and the Iraqi security forces. The best quote of the entire article is this: "When people say it's horrible that you are training those Iraqi soldiers because they will never be as good as we are, they are missing the point," said Capt. Mike Whitney, commander of the 1-30th's Alpha Company. "No, the Iraqis will never be as good as we are, but they don't have to be. They just have to be better than anybody they face here."


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