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Superman's product of the century (so far):
If you haven't noticed, life had become even more difficult for those that serve this country in places like Iraq - beyond the price that they pay to serve - it is now more difficult for them to speak their minds and tell their stories.
Let's hope that the military censorship in the name of security is inadvertant. The unprecedented blog access to the real lives of those that serve this great country - by hearing directly from them - is such a refreshing alternative to the constant negative we hear from the mainstream media.
It would be a complete shame to have the mainstream media be the only source of information about the lives we care so much about. The stories we know, and those we love so much because of their great service would not be heard.
We have been so richly blessed to have James Pell share some of his life with us through the pages of this blog. I hope you'll agree that we are enriched by his sharing and that people like James - who else could have more earned the right? - should be able to exercise their freedom of speech.
This just in from our intrepid James Pell:
Thanks for the boost. Everyone has bad days. On a brighter note, I made it. We are done. I can't believe it's been a year already. We have moved to a safe zone to conduct a week or so a debreifs and then we fly home. Again thanks for the support from everyone. I'm sure you will wanna know details of what took place out here and what progress has been made with the Iraqis. I was amazed how bold the media was in the lies they told about our Iraqi police corruption problems and the measures enforced to stop it. I have alot to share after I get home and rest....
Come on home dear friend to your most deserved rest. We're so proud of your service to this great country - you've gone beyond the call so many times that our heartfelt gratitude seems so pale. Nonetheless, we offer grateful hearts from a grateful country. Blessings!