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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Iraqi Girl with American Teddy Bear, Saves American Convoy

It is stories like this that help show that everyone over in Iraq does not hate our troops, as much as the media likes to portrait that.

Unfortunately, there is few stories like this, not because they do not exists, but because the MSM willingly seeks to remove anything positive from their stories, always trying to show what is happening in Iraq and our troops in the worst possible light, and something as touching as this story just does not fit in with the MSM's agenda driven coverage.

It is only because of our US soldier that bring back or send out reports and stories like this, that we even hear some of the good that happens that they are doing and that is a result of their actions.

Just wanted to write to you and tell you another story about an experience we had over here.

As you know, I asked for toys for the Iraqi children over here and several people (Americans that support us) sent them over by the box. On each patrol we take through the city, we take as many toys as will fit in our pockets and hand them out as we can. The kids take the toys and run to show them off as if they were worth a million bucks. We are as friendly as we can be to everyone we see, but especially so with the kids. Most of them don't have any idea what is going on and are completely innocent in all of this.

On one such patrol, our lead security vehicle stopped in the middle of the street. This is not normal and is very unsafe, so the following vehicles began to inquire over the radio. The lead vehicle reported a little girl sitting in the road and said she just would not budge. The command vehicle told the lead to simply go around her and to be kind as they did. The street was wide enough to allow this maneuver and so they waved to her as they drove around.

As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was clutching a little bear that we had handed her a few patrols back. Feeling an immediate connection to the girl, I radioed that we were going to stop. The rest of the convoy paused and I got out the make sure she was OK. The little girl looked scared and concerned, but there was a warmth in her eyes toward me. As I knelt down to talk to her, she moved over and pointed to a mine in the road.

Immediately a cordon was set as the Marine convoy assumed a defensive posture around the site. The mine was destroyed in place.

It was the heart of an American that sent that toy. It was the heart of an American that gave that toy to that little girl. It was the heart of an American that protected that convoy from that mine. Sure, she was a little Iraqi girl and she had no knowledge of purple mountain's majesty or fruited plains. It was a heart of acceptance, of tolerance, of peace and grace, even through the inconveniences of conflict that saved that convoy from hitting that mine. Those attributes are what keep Americans hearts beating. She may have no affiliation at all with the United States, but she knows what it is to be brave and if we can continue to support her and her new government, she will know what it is to be free. Isn't that what Americans are, the free and the brave?

If you sent over a toy or a Marine (US Service member) you took part in this. You are a reason that Iraq has to believe in a better future. Thank you so much for supporting us and for supporting our cause over here.

Tammy Bruce

Hat Tip: Sister Toldjah and fellow commenter on Sister Toldjah's, Mwalimu Daudi.

Thank you both for letting others know of the story.
America and the World needs to see the Good also, not just the Bad.

It is stories like this that we never see in the MSM.

Where is the coverage of this?
Where are the morning shows talking about this?

But don't forget, the MSM support our troops......

See how they support them by looking at the stories, do you see ANY positive stories of things that happen in Iraq? Yeah, neither did I.

We managed to kill the number one terrorist in Iraq recently, but the media has spun that into more negativeness.

An excellent explanation of the MSM and thier view here with:
"The good news from Iraq is not fit to print".

The MSM - Helping keep the terrorists in business.....

Help bring the Good for all to see, not just the Bad:

Good News from Iraq - April 2006

Good News from Iraq - May 2006

Positive Developments in Iraq

Letter from an American Soldier in Iraq

Literature of Freedom : Good News In Iraq - Excellent Read!

Other forgotten stories:
Americans donate tons of school supplies, clothes, toys

Spirit of America

Please help out:
Operation Gratitude
(You really support the troops, do more than put a bumper sticker on your car)

Any Soldier - Freedom isn't Free, Just ask any Soldier

Books for Soldiers

Adopt a Platoon
Moms Across America Adopt Soldiers Deployed Overseas

Operation Military Pride

America Supports You - Our Military Men & Women

How to Support the Troops
An older post, but has a ton of links for support.

Others Blogging about this:
Tammy Bruce with "An Iraqi Girl and Her Teddy Bear Save American Troops"

Sister Toldjah with "Iraqi girl saves American troops"