"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hiatus Corpus Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Tooling around Urozgan in an unarmored Land Cruiser without guards makes thoughts of going home and becoming a farmer appealing. Earlier that day, when we’d visited a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Tarin Kot, a US Army lieutenant colonel mentioned there was intelligence that the enemy was trying to kidnap some foreign contractors. We didn’t need the CIA to tell us we were fair game, but the Army suspecting we might actually be the targets raised the concern meter. The military part of my mind suspected even that base could be overrun...

Read the enitre article here:

Michael Yon is an extrodinary writer who has been entrenched with our troops in Iraq, and most recently Afghanistan.

This is a thrilling read for anyone who gives a hoot about what's going on at the 'Front'.