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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

"...We appreciate the American's help and support. Thank you."

Thanks to Iraq the Model, I found this little jewel over at Defend America. It is a gesture worth more than any amount of money, at least in my eyes, and something that will never, ever be reported by the MSM.

After Iraqi Colonel Abbas Fadhil, Iraqi Base Commander, presented an envelope to U.S. Colonel Paul D. Linkenhoker, Taji Coalition Base Commander, at a September 5th staff meeting containing 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars, Colonel Fadhil went on to read a letter that came with the envelope. This is what it said:

""I am Colonel Abbas Fadhil; Tadji Military Base Commander,” Abbas wrote. “On behalf of myself and all the People of Tadji Military Base; I would like to console the American People and Government for getting this horrible disaster. So we would like to donate 1.000.000 Iraqi Dinars to help the government and the People also I would like to console all the ASTs who helped us rebuilding our country and our Army. We appreciate the American's help and support. Thank you."

While the amount small in American dollars, approximately $680, that amount represented a month's salary for most of the Iraqi soldiers.


At 4:35 PM , Blogger Mike's America said...

It's touching to see stories of how much we ARE appreciated by those around the world we have helped.

We could post a story like this everyday to counter the "mainstream" doom and gloom, everyone hates us garbage.

At 6:56 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

I probably will try to post something and/or a picture if only to counterbalance the doom and gloom.

At 5:32 AM , Blogger breanagh said...

ta for the post, Alice. i'm speechless, now let me go dry my eyes...

the letter b

At 8:19 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Yea, b, I thought that this gesture by these Iraqi soldiers was worth so much, because it came deep within their hearts.

At 4:45 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

It was a wonderful gesture and God bless them for giving what they could.


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