Monday, February 15, 2010

Say a Little Prayer

Michael Yon, a former Green Beret, has been reporting form Iraq and Afghanistan since 2004.  While many other reporters have gone home and much of the media has lost interest, Yon stays behind to document the story of our troops who are still slogging it out over there.  Please visit his Online Magazine where he posts reflections and pictures such as these:
An American nurse tending to a Canadian soldier. 
Yon writes:
The War in Afghanistan has truly begun. This will be a long, difficult fight that is set to eclipse anything we’ve seen in Iraq. As 2010 unfolds, my 6th year of war coverage will unfold with it. There is relatively little interest in Afghanistan by comparison to previous interest in Iraq, and so reader interest is low. Afghanistan is serious, very deadly business. Like Iraq, however, it gets pushed around as a political brawling pit while the people fighting the war are mostly forgotten. The arguments at home seem more likely to revolve around a few words from the President than the ground realities of combat here.
 In his pocket, he keeps a prayer card that he found on a base in Anbar Province, Iraq:
Be Not Afraid
You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way. You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand. You shall see the face of God and live.
Be not afraid.
I go before you always;
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

 May God bless and keep them.

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