Soccer Balls for Iraq
Badrose has a wonderful email from a soldier in Iraq. He has a special request for care packages that we can help out with. He writes
"Iraq is far from being in a civil war. Most of Baghdad’s residents -the vast, vast majority - are good people. They don’t care what religion their neighbor is. They just want to live in relative peace and safety. Tiny groups of terrorists kill indiscriminately, hoping to
spur reprisals, divide opinion and drain resolve. The good news is that we’re crushing those evil bastards and seem to have them on the run for
the first time. It will take time. I hope against hope that before the end of my tour, I’ll be able to take off my body armor, helmet and weapons and join some kids playing a neighborhood game of soccer, if
only for five minutes. At that point, I’d know their future is secure."