Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I read an Article in The Washington Post this morning about this guy, Lt. Adam Tiffen, an attorney from Washington who spent a year in Iraq with his National Guard unit from May 2005 to May, 2006. In the article, he talks about his experiences there, and his adjustment process when he returned home. He also talked about his blog: www.thereplacements.blogspot.com
So I went and read some of it. What fascinating, poignant stuff, and what a compelling writer. It's not a political blog; it's more like a diary of his experiences during that year. Tiffen makes the war real, which I'm finding helpful.
I sort of feel like a propaganda pawn; between the Bush Administration's insistance that the war is going great, and all the obvious evidence that it's a huge debacle lies a vast middle ground full of men and women in body armor and battle helmets. It was eye-opening to glimpse the war from their perspective.
Go read his blog. Even if you didn't know you were interested, you'll be interested.