Wednesday, December 20, 2006

THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ are among our greatest joys and greatests inspirations. Like children everywhere, they are innocent, curious, sweet and fun-loving. They are also incredibly resilient. Everywhere I go, I see kids laughing, playing and smiling - often in conditions and circumstances that would make a lot of adults cry. So many of the Marines and Soldiers I meet share my love for the kids... For many of us, they remind us of our own children, which is a passing comfort. For all of us, they represent a hope for the future and and visible symbol of why we are here. Iraq right now in the post-Saddam era is like a patient just after major surgery to remove a cancer. Her condition is in some ways weak and guarded. What we all hope is that this difficult surgery will ultimately lead to a healthy future for these dear children. Troops will go out of their way to do something nice for a child, often exposing themselves to additional dangers to do so. When I ask them about this, the response is invariably that they hope that little boy or girl will always remember that small act of kindness and understand that Americans really do care about them and want to help. We will continue to do all that we can for every citizen of Iraq, but it is in these youngest Iraqis that we place the greatest hope.

9 Comments:

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! Once they taste and see that democracy is good, they will want their bellies full! God bless America and Iraq- and God bless the USMC!

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all coalition troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan:

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Watch your six.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Daveincaz said...

On Christmas Eve, our thoughts are with you and all American troops serving overseas, away from family and friends. Kurt, we appreciate your comments and insight into this difficult struggle.

Any thoughts on who make up the bulk of the insurgents and what motivates them? Are many of them in fact regular Sunni or Shiite Iraqis, victims themselves, that have lost family members and friends from the conflict, or are they in fact well-trained disillusioned individuals exported from outside?

Dave

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger rsm said...

Merry Christmas to you from one historian to another.

Thank you for your writing. I hope you are able to make it home to your family safely soon.

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Kyle C said...

Mr. Wheeler
You have beem in all of our thoughts and prayers this Christmas. We have all enjoyed your postings. Everyone at school and around town misses you dearly. Come home safe. God bless.
Kyle C.

 
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