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Old 02-27-2010, 04:06 PM
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This statue
Currently stands outside the Iraqi palace,
Now home to the 4th Infantry division.


It will
Eventually be shipped home


And put in the
Memorial museum in Fort Hood , TX


The statue
Was created by
an Iraqi
Artist named Kalat,
Who for years was forced by
Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds
Of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad ..


Kalat was so
Grateful for the Americans liberation of his country;

He melted 3 of the heads of the fallen
Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers

And their fallen
Warriors.


Kalat
Worked on this memorial night and day for several months.


To the right of the
Kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the
Loss of his comrade in arms.


Do you
Know why we don't hear about this in the news?


Because it
Is heart warming
And
Praise worthy..


The media
Avoids it because it does not have the shock effect.


But we
Can do something about it.


We can
Pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave
Military who are making a difference.


And
Please pass this on!

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:13 PM
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Hi, Silverback, this is a good story but has been embellished somewhere down the line. I remembered because I had been sent this a couple years ago and checked it out on Snopes. Although the statue is indeed a tribute to our brave troops, the rest is quite cynical.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/kalat.asp

This is a good site for checking out stories passed on by email, they tend to take on a life of their own after a while!
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:17 AM
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Hi, Silverback, this is a good story but has been embellished somewhere down the line. I remembered because I had been sent this a couple years ago and checked it out on Snopes. Although the statue is indeed a tribute to our brave troops, the rest is quite cynical.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/kalat.asp

This is a good site for checking out stories passed on by email, they tend to take on a life of their own after a while!
I did some research on the email and couldnt find anything other then what you stated. And I tend to agree with the media statement. Thanks for the info and have bookmarked snopes, so in the future I will do my homework.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:48 PM
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it doesnt matter to me if the story is true or not...the moral is still one to think about.

The media will always go for extremes, and usually bad extremes get the aire time.

I am sure there are plenty of heartwarming tales in these warzones that we will never hear about...maybe thats bad...or maybe its alright, as maybe those soldiers deserve to share some private good times whilst on deployment also.

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