Sunday, January 6, 2008
Words from a fallen soldier
I came across this blog post. I have never read Obsidian Wings before, or Andrew Olmsted's blog, but the post was linked to from another blog I do read. At times when I get frustrated with my regular encounters with mindlessness, it is refreshing to come across some considered thoughts (whether I agree with them or not). Though Andrew Olmsted is obviously only one of thousands of people, both soldiers and civilians who have died in the Iraq War, his death is no less significant as a result of that fact. And his words are the first I have seen since early in the war written by someone to be published in the event of their death. I also found his post regarding his decision to go to Iraq interesting.