Friday, October 05, 2007

Wrenching Stuff.....

A Truly Great American.
Christopher Hitchens writes a moving tribute to a great American.
Hitchens confronts that fact that it was his columns that persuaded a young man to fight for his country, and that man ultimately died due to an IED blast.

Hitchens writes.....

......the story was almost too perfect: this handsome lad had been born on the Fourth of July, was a registered Democrat and self-described agnostic, a U.C.L.A. honors graduate, and during his college days had fairly decided reservations about the war in Iraq. I read on, and actually printed the story out, and was turning a page when I saw the following:

"Somewhere along the way, he changed his mind. His family says there was no epiphany. Writings by author and columnist Christopher Hitchens on the moral case for war deeply influenced him … "

From a love letter by Mark Daily to his now widowed wife:

"One thing I have learned about myself since I've been out here is that everything I professed to you about what I want for the world and what I am willing to do to achieve it was true. …

My desire to "save the world" is really just an extension of trying to make a world fit for you. "

It goes without saying, you should read it.


At 8:31 PM, Anonymous queen of tequila said...

Wow...and to think that there are thousands like him out there.May God guide them and protect them every second they are in harm's way.

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

Amen to tequila's comment!

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Double Amen! What more can be said?

At 9:42 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

wow thank u for sharing.....ahhhhhhhh.

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Bar Kochba said...

Yehi Zichro Barukh May his memory be a blessing.

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

no doubt there are more like him.

God bless him and his family.


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