Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A Picture's Worth....
Some see an F-16 flying over a city under occupation.
Some see a menacing death machine on a sinister mission.
Some might even see just a regular refueling photo. Nothing special about it.
I see a US Air Force Pilot flying over a well-lit, vibrant, thriving city in Iraq. He or She is standing guard on high, out of sight, protecting the innocent, keeping the peace, and ready to stop those who threaten it when called upon.
4 years ago the city below was dark and lawless. Two years ago it was ruled by Islamic terrorist fighters and insurgents who owned the night, relentlessly slaughtering women and children and any coalition forces trying to protect them.
Tonight it is a thriving city full of commerce, culture, and a free population of people who are happily celebrating Ramadan without fear thanks to a coalition that sacrificed so much and never gave up on them.
This photo says so much.
posted by El Capitan at 10:12 PM
Love this photo!9:01 PM
Nice post! Fantastic photo!
~AirmanMom returning to her blog...
What a fantastic shot. You see it as I see it. It's a shame that more don't choose to see it that way.9:28 PM