More dispatches from Iraq

In a recent blog entry at 365 and a Wakeup, a deployed American soldier talks about the difficulties that an Iraqi Army brigade had when they were ambushed in a civilian area and couldn’t adequately defend themselves for fear of hitting local civilians.

While the reasons we went to Iraq have been found since to be pretty much one big snow job, as I read these stories I can’t imagine we would ever want to make a second mistake by not supporting the burgeoning Iraqi Army as they struggle to put down the unrest that clearly doesn’t even have support of the Iraqi people.

I hope this guy finishes his duty and gets home ok.