Monday, April 13, 2009

The Other Side of Iraq

What we read in the papers about wars and invasions may be true but there are some scenarios that could have been overlooked inadvertently which could have some bearing on how the world perceives things.

Take this story, for instance. It's a tough, but heart-warming story...with a picture of John Gebhardt in Iraq.

Let me quote from the email:

John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.

This is worth sharing with the WORLD! Go for it!!?
You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the public needs to see pictures like this.

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails...


  1. How sweet! That's a touching piece of email.

  2. It choked me up, the softie that I am.

  3. Regardless of race this proves we can demonstrate the noble side of the human spirit, which I think Mr John Gebhardt has tried to do and did. Kudos to him.

  4. Jim, yes, a fine example of humanity transcending race, religion, etc.

  5. Of course, the family would not have been killed or the child injured had the USA not started an illegal war which has taken tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives. This post seems intended to confuse personal compassion with national policy. The one will never justify the other.

  6. Compassion and wisdom are the basic elements for peace.