“I did it for the honor of my family and the honor of my country”


The Democrats, especially the “Progressive [Socialist/Communist] ones, repeatedly tell us that we are making no inroads with the Iraqi. They say the Iraqi will not assume any responsibility for their own country as we try to help them on the path to their own Democratic government. I beg to differ as do the troops in the field. Here is one example from CENTCOM of how far the Iraqi local citizens have come in one area:

Title:
“72-YEAR-OLD CONCERNED CITIZEN TAKES DOWN SUICIDE BOMBER”
Release Date:
10/18/2007
Release Number:
07-01-03P
Description:
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – A 72-year-old man stopped a suspected suicide bomber from detonating himself at a checkpoint in Arab Jabour Oct. 14.The man approached a checkpoint where Mudhehr Fayadh Baresh was standing guard, but did not make it very far.Baresh, a tribal commissioner and member of the Arab Jabour Concerned Citizens program, said he ordered the man to lift his shirt – using training received from Coalition Forces – when he did not recognize him as a local villager.The suspect refused to lift his shirt. Baresh repeated the command again, and the suspect exposed his suicide vest, running toward the checkpoint.Baresh opened fire which caused the vest to detonate, killing the suspect.

“I did it for the honor of my family and the honor of my country,” said Baresh, when he met with Col. Terry Ferrell, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

Who says us old folks can’t contribute?

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~ by devildog6771 on October 27, 2007.

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