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Where’S The Good News On Iraq? Ii

I’ll tell you where: it’s with the folks at Spirit of America.

Jim Hake and Kerry Dupont from Spirit of America dropped by for a visit while in town last night. They really are an amazing group. Jim, a businessman, just wanted to do something to contribute to the cause of freedom post-9/11. He was inspired by Special Forces stories and found himself some Marines, found out what was needed on the ground in Iraq (and Afghanistan), and started making it happen–smartly bypassing red tape and the like to do it. They’re helping build an independent media in Iraq—complete with talk-radio hosts—delivering sewing machines, school kits, and whatever else they can, that is needed. They are filled with stories of success from Iraq. Challenges, of course. But there are freedom-lovers in Iraq and those Iraqis will fight the insurgents and get the truth out (Iraq the Model!), despite the obvious obstacles.

Read so much more about them on their site. And God bless them. Really cool Americans working with amazing Iraqis. John Kerry ought to hear them.

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