Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Medics lead the way

The NY Times has a touching slide show about a medical clinic run to help the people of Sadr city. There are hundreds of great stories of Army Medics and Doctors who have treated Iraqis with compassion and kindness that never get told. At least here is one.

An Iraqi boy who was shot by insurgents while walking to a bakery is brought in to the clinic for treatment. According to eye witnesses the attackers shot seven children, killing four.
Mahdi Murderers.

When a young child who was shot or a wife who was badly burned is treated, all the vapid debate in Washington, all the stupid heated arguments by the uninformed on the left and the right, all that goes away. You can just be proud we were able to help someone, to know as much as the insurgents realize we are fierce in combat, that the people know we are not monsters, but someone you can turn to for help. Military medics have done tremendous amounts of work in this shithole to build goodwill amoung the Iraqis. Hopefully it pays off.

5 comments:

Tin Ma'am said...

I'm linking this.

Hope said...

It will pay off Grump and it does. Tin ma'am let's get it on the WFW site, too.

Grump I have really liked your last few posts, especially.

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 04/30/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

"D" AKA CI-Roller Dude said...

Grumpy,
Everyone once in a while my CRS gets better and I recall something after reading one of your well written post. I wish everyone who had to send me a report in the last two deployments could have written as good as you...then I wouldn't have had to toss them into the palace lake...

Anyway, your post today made me think of a good thing one our troops did in 05'.

Nyal Gaidin said...

Public needs to hear more about the good we do in Iraq than the sensationalized bad news...I'm thinking about starting a blog or website that compiles only good news about Iraq.

The war is not all about casualties and defeats, though the media and democrat candidates think it is.

We are making a difference, and I certainly saw it in Najaf. Good post.