Thursday, November 08, 2007

Captain's Quarters: Michael Yon's Iconic Coverage Of The Iraq War

re: "...The picture you see shows Muslims and Christians restoring the cross to the top of St. John's Church in Baghdad. The Iraqis wanted Americans to see that they have unity at the ground level, and consider their Iraqi nationality more important than their sectarian differences. Even the Muslims in Baghdad rejoiced at the reopening of the Christian church, perhaps as a canary in the coal mine moment. If a Christian church can open its doors in Baghdad, then the Muslims know their mosques remain safe. / Michael also noted that the Iraqis had another message for Americans. They thanked us for a real peace, one that doesn't come from brutal oppression of a dictator but that of a free people governing themselves. The church is a symbol of that peace, and they understand that..."...

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