Sorry to completely deviate from the content of this site but I wanted to link to a story about a friend of mine, David Stokes, in The Charlotte Observer. David was a civilian contractor in Kut, Iraq who was almost killed in an uprising a few weeks ago. His brother-in-law called me the other day to tell me the scary tale. He was still in Iraq at the time, but thankfully he has made it home safely.
I received several of the e-mails excerpted at the bottom of the article, which I am glad the author included. It was hard to see the transformation of the attitude of someone so dedicated to doing such a small part to help rebuild Iraq.
Welcome Home, David!