Foxholes don’t protect men from the devil; they hide them from God.
Michael Carson went to Mosul as a Bradley Platoon Leader in November 2006. He left Iraq in December 2007. He now writes at the Wrath Bearing Tree.
We’ve finally got a plan. We need plans and everyone like them, they put as at ease and it feels good to be at ease. Now let’s get on with the bombing and war.
An Army veteran looks at the fall of Mosul and recalls his own time there trying to civilize the land with guns and money.