Pics from scenic Baghdad
The GI Film Festival

You Can Pretend To Care, But You Can't Pretend To Be There

Or: The Neighborhood Watch Is Good People Too

BiilT has a great post on the underlying reason the Surge has had a positive effect on the war. How courtesy and invitations to join the family for food lead to bigger and better things. The words come from an Iraqi Aviator and summarize his life since the invasion. Husayn uses smaller words, so even us dumb Yanks can understand it. (Don't get me wrong, he's not disrespectful of Americans... I am.) Go and read it and smile.

Thanks, Instapundit.