Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Friday, April 02, 2004

Home Town Boy

From this morning's Birmingham News:Alabamians say it's not time to leave

News staff writer

The city of Fallujah has become a notorious emblem of the violence directed against American troops occupying Iraq, but an Alabama-born soldier who was wounded near there says U.S. forces should stay as long as one Fallujah resident wants their help.

"If there's one person, only one person, who would choose to live differently than what they are having to live with, one father who would want better for his children, one mother who wants her children to grow up in a less hostile place and have more opportunity, then that's what we're there for and that's who we're trying to help," said Spc. Graham Easterwood. [...]

Yep, just your regular old bloodthirsty American cowboy imperialist infidel.

Specialist Easterwood graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1998 and serves in a medical unit with the 82nd Airborne. He is a credit to us and to his unit.

(Also, a somewhat related post from James Joyner--" [...] The only thing one can conclude is that, contrary to the idea that most of these folks are in it for free college and other benefits, most soldiers not only know what they’re signing up for but they actually want to do it." )

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