Saturday, October 02, 2004
Delivery of a document - a seed planted
For those of you who think a document from the 1780's is outdated, I challenge you to read this and not know you are wrong. Better yet, 20 years from now, I suspect you will hear something powerful that originated from this meeting between a US Navy Chief Petty Officer (one of the backbones of the Fleet) and this Iraqi, who had the willingness to open his mind to a new concept: Freedom. Read it yourself, and follow the links for the blog of the guy who was but one piece of the war on terror: "From The biggest need we have here is information of the right sort. When I put the U.S. Constitution (in Arabic) in the hands of the Iraqi citizen who had asked me about it previously, tears filled his eyes. He shook my hand and held onto it for a long time with his head down and then looked at me and said thank you. This is the man who two weeks ago was warned not to continue working with the Americans. The man whose wife is 5 months pregnant. He is one of the people here, desperate to learn and to influence the process of political development." Thank you JOC(SW) Joe Kane, USN, for being a Nation Builder!