Third Way Perspectives
Archive for May, 2006
May 26th, 2006
Yesterday, in a startling and uncharacteristic bout of honesty, President Bush admitted that he has talked tough on Iraq but that talk was totally empty.
PRESIDENT BUSH: “Sounds like kind of a familiar refrain here—saying “bring it on,” kind of tough talk, you know, that sent the wrong signal to people. I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner—you know, “wanted dead or alive,” that kind of talk. I think in certain parts of the world it was misinterpreted…” Read the rest of this entry »
May 25th, 2006
May 25, 2006
Tomorrow, Sean Barney will be discharged from the hospital and will return to Philadelphia to continue his rehabilitation.
All of Sean’s friends and collegues are overjoyed about his miraculous recovery, though we know that he has some tough times ahead to fully recover from his injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
May 18th, 2006
May 16th, 2006
May 16, 2006
On May 12, Sean was seriously wounded in an ambush in Fallujah. While we do not yet know the details of the attack or if others in his unit were hurt, Sean was shot in the neck, treated in Iraq and quickly evacuated to Germany and then to Bethesda Medical Center in Maryland. Read the rest of this entry »
May 16th, 2006
(This arrived as a letter from Sean dated May 1, 2006)
Well, one month down, six months to go. Time is moving fairly quickly here. The days that we are patrolling or conducting other operations are hectic, so time flies. The days we are on the FOB security move more slowly, but they provide us a chance to rest our bodies. Read the rest of this entry »