Sunday, February 01, 2009

Deo Gratias!

My friend SPC C, who was pulling guard duty yesterday at the JSS (Joint Security Station) where he lives, wrote me last night to say of Iraq's Election Day: "well, today was utterly uneventful."

I say, "Hooray!"

A bit later one he wrote, "I wasnt really even surprised by the lack of violence...for a couple of reasons, but the biggest is that we made it a hard target by training up the ISF [Iraqi Security Force] and keeping them on their toes. Also, I figure AQI [al Qaeda Iraq] and the JAM [Jaish al-Mahdi; Sadr's forces] are now to a point where they are more interested in getting their people into the gvt than in preventing the elections...."

He and his buddies (like SGT J) have done great things with the Iraqis at the tiny post where they live. I commend them for it! And this was just at one tiny post; countless others throughout the country had similar experiences. Congratulations to all!

Now, if the Iraqis do as well with the aftermath of the election as they did with the election itself, we'll be doing very well indeed.

Thank God. Many thanks to you for all the prayers. I'd say they're working!

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ

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1 comment:

angelinabeadalina said...

Uneventful is definitely a good thing. Thanks to all of you who are working to make it so.

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