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Iraqi Soldiers - Heroes
By Micah Halpern

Sunday January 13, 2008

I've Been Thinking:

Three Iraqi Soldiers Tackle a Suicide Bomber Wearing an Explosive Belt
That is one headline that never made it to the mainstream press.
For the life of me, I don't know why.

This simple story is enormously important for our understanding of what is truly happening in Iraq now.
This single act of bravery is an indication of the influence the United States and the West are having on the country of Iraq.

Unfortunately, the terrorist succeeded in igniting the belt killing himself, the three soldiers and seven other innocent people. The terrorist attack took place during Army Day Festivities, a day dedicated to honoring the Iraqi army. Masses of people were there to demonstrate their support for the new Iraq.

The three Iraqi soldiers are heroes, they represent a new breed of soldier in Iraq - soldiers willing to confront evil and fight evil even at the cost of their own lives.
Iraqis continue to join the army and the police. Iraqis are willing to come out and celebrate, they do it all despite the dangers and the risks.

This entire phenomenon is transformative.
I think that Iraq has really turned a corner.
It looks as if our program might actually be working.
Why are we keeping it a secret?

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