Comments: ARAFAT

Arafat despite his protestations to the otherwise never really wanted an autonomouos state. Hard to blame the west and the Israeli's for your inability to build an infrastructure. I am not afraid to call it as I see it. As I pointed out in the comments to another post, terrorism is not truely defeatable. At least until we're willing to address the "draining of the swamp of poverty and social injustice where the mosquitoes that are terrorists breed". (Quote by of all people Pat Robertson). Until that day however; you at best contain and, limit it.

Posted by Bubba Bo Bob Brain at November 14, 2004 06:15 PM

Husband: I salute your service---be safe---Sarah is doing a great job with words what you are doing with bullets.

Posted by david at November 14, 2004 06:22 PM

Godspeed to you, Sarah's husband.

Posted by annika at November 14, 2004 07:15 PM

May God bless and keep you and bring you home safely to Sarah. Thank you and take care.

Posted by Pamela at November 14, 2004 10:05 PM

S's husband,

Well said, and more importantly, let me say thank you for your service. We are proud of you and the men and women in Iraq and the Stan and every other member of our armed forces.

We are also proud of the Sarah's of the world and your Sarah in particular.

Godspeed, buddy.

Posted by Jim - PRS at November 15, 2004 02:47 AM

Very well written. Thanks for your service and your words.

And Sarah, thanks for all your good work over the last many months.

I've linked this post.

Posted by David Foster at November 15, 2004 04:15 AM

This is just one more reason we're proud of our son-in-law. Well-written article. Stay safe. We love you.

Husband's In-laws

Posted by Nancy at November 15, 2004 07:39 AM

We too add our thanks to both of you - for your service, sacrifice and willingness to stand the line for the rest of us. We honor that daily, and appreciate reading this blog - we are simply a family in the heartland of this great country you represent who pray for you daily - Godspeed, and thanks again!

Posted by K at November 15, 2004 08:59 AM