We can debate the presidents decision to pull most of our troops out of Iraq and probably never get a unanimous opinion.  We seem to be bent on leaving 11,000+- “Contractors” behind at considerable higher costs that we pay our men and women in uniform, but it remains to be seen whether they will be effective.  A little known fact is the existence of multiple numbers of diplomatic offices being left behind staffed by members of the diplomatic corps.  There are reportedly 1,300+ diplomatic personnel in three different locations within close proximity to Iran.  They receive rocket attacks daily and sooner or later, when there is no one but Iraqi police to protect them, it is predicted one or more will suffer heavy casualties.  When that occures, will our military come back in to rescue our diplomats; probably.  We should have learned by now how much more difficult it is to withdraw from a danger zone than it was going in.

The one thing you and I can do is pray for the men and women who will be left in harms way.  There is also a way we can help those that have already served and came back home with bodies torn apart by the ravages of war.  Our medical professionals have worked miracles in repairing the bodies and equipping the wounded with the best chance of resuming some semblance of normal in their lives back home.  Artificial limbs with amazing functionality have contributed hard-to believe abilities to these men and women.  The costs of such a program is staggering and without private help will not get to all who need it.

The Wounded Warriors program is doing a heroic job of raising money to assist in the effort.  Two organizations have come to my attention that are helping WW raise the money and urge everyone to help the helpers.  Bill O’riley on Fox News Chanel and Foxnewssunday.com will welcome your assistance.  The money goes directly, and is sometimes matched, to the effort and the results make you proud to help.  The best Christmas gift you can give!  Do it today!


About pen4free

Retired and live in Woodland, Wa. with my wife, Sherri Adams. Since retiring, I have been writing. Two novels, "Arkansas Knights" and "Two Minutes To Live--Ten Seconds To Die". Arkansas Knights has been published and Two Minutes will be soon. My working life included some heavy involvement in political campaigns. Among others, was Richard Nixons campaign in 1960, & 72. Historical-first write-in campaign for Linda Smith for Congress and many more lesser known. My extensive work in industrial security and crime fighting from the private side of enforcement, gives me an insiders understanding of the problems of law-enforcement in todays "P C" world.
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