Saturday, September 10, 2005

A Friend, Indeed - Part II

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Remember this?

Afghanistan Donates To Katrina Relief

Well, in the spirit of symbols being important, now we have this (via Charles Johnson):

[[ Iraqi soldiers serving at Taji military base collected 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Iraqi Col. Abbas Fadhil, Iraqi base commander, presented the money to U.S. Col. Paul D. Linkenhoker, Taji Coalition base commander, at a Sept. 5 staff meeting.

“We are all brothers,” said Abbas. “When one suffers tragedy, we all suffer their pain.”

The amount of money is small in American dollars - roughly $680 - but it represents a huge act of compassion from Iraqi soldiers to their American counterparts, said U.S. Army Maj. Michael Goyne.

“I was overwhelmed by the amount of their generosity,” Goyne said. “I was proud and happy to know Col. Abbas, his officers, NCOs and fellow soldiers. That amount represents a month’s salary for most of those soldiers.” ]] (LINK to story)

I can tell you that this had to go over BIG time with our guys over there. Symbols are important... and gestures like this are the kind of thing that relationships are glued with.

Gee... I hope the liberal media will run with this story... but, then again, if they do, they'll just complain that it wasn't enough money or something.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

If that's what we can expect from the Iraquis in the future, then I would say the glass is at about 60-70% full.

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

10/9/05 15:05  
Blogger saj said...

KMG, I think you're have some impact on Tsar!! Keep it up.

11/9/05 12:01  
Blogger saj said...

BTW, I had dejavu as my word verification on the last post. What's up with that?

And this one ends in "oui" which is French for yes.

11/9/05 12:14  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Pomoze Bog.

SAJ: I actually had a scrambled form of "viagra" the other day. I must admit, I was like, "Say, what?" If I didn't know better, I'd say kmg was messing with our heads a bit... ;)

Tsar Lazar

11/9/05 19:41  

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