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The U.S. Military in Iraq

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It would be really nice if once — just one time — we could see a picture like one of these splashed on the front page of a magazine or newspaper.

Is that too much to ask?

Yes, apparently it is. The bright lights that run our major media organizations have all decided that none of these pictures — or the stories that accompany them — are interesting enough to carry.

Here are the captions for each picture (L to R):

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
A U.S. Army soldier from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment plays rock, paper, scissors with an Iraqi child at a clinic with coalition and Iraqi doctors in Buhrez, Iraq, Jan. 25, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Mulligan

FRIEND IN NEED
While on a routine “meet and greet,” mission in Iraq, Marines from Regimental Combat Team 5, 23rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion met a family Jan. 22, 2008, who had a two-year-old girl in need of urgent heart surgery. The battalion worked with the Iraqi government, and the U.S. State Department and Department of Homeland Security, to fly the child to a hospital in Nashville, Tenn., where the surgery will be done at no cost. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Shawn Coolman

AFGHAN CLINIC
Army Spc. Beverly S. McDaniel, a combat medic assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, gives a young child medicine at a health clinic in Nawa District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 13, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison | Story | More Photos |

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