View Full Version : Iraqi Youth Adopt Western Ways
03-29-2005, 05:22 AM
Influenced by the presence of American troops, new additions to satellite TV, and the now easy access to the Internet once forbidden under Saddam Hussein, the youth of Iraq is waging a cultural revolution. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/28/eveningnews/main683595.shtml
03-29-2005, 09:05 AM
Pretty interesting read farquar thanks.
03-29-2005, 05:34 PM
Yea, I saw that on tv actually other night was interesting
03-29-2005, 07:11 PM
There's nothing I like doing more here than going out on missions where the kids come around asking for food and money. These kids really like us, and I don't think it's just because of the candy. I think they're young enough that they haven't been indoctrinated with years of anti-West propaganda, and when they see how we treat them, they're grateful to us. In many ways, we treat them better than the Iraqi adults.
When President Bush says that we're "winning hearts and minds," nowhere is it more true than with the kids.
I just got my new camera, so I'll try to post some pictures of the kids in the next few weeks. In the meantime, one of the soldiers in my unit has a blog you might enjoy.
Gozar the Traveler (http://gozarthetraveler.blogspot.com)
03-30-2005, 12:09 AM
THIS IS GREAT! and something every American should see.
What is it? See below below the photo.........
This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace,
now home to the 4th Infantry division.
It will eventually be shipped home
and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.
The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat,
who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad.
Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country;
he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam
and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers
and their fallen warriors.
Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.
It is heart warming and praise worthy.
We can pass this along to as many people as we can
in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference. :)
03-30-2005, 02:54 PM
Not to rain on your parade, but a story I read about the statue is that they sculptor was paid to make the statue. He was relatively indifferent to the invasion, hating Saddam Hussein but also being distrusting of the United States. It is a beautiful statue though.
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