Every so often I read something or watch something that grabs hold of me, in the way that I guess the Bible or religion does for some people, and I want to convert everyone around me - so they can read or watch the same thing and feel the same thing that I felt.
Today through Google Reader I came across an article called "My Long War" in the NY Times and had one of those everyone must read this experiences. The article was written by Dexter Filkins, who covered Iraq for The Times from 2003 to 2006, and the article is adapted from his book “The Forever War,” to be published by Knopf next month.
I know, I know the war - it's a touchy, painful, and confusing subject. Most of the time I try to avoid thinking about it too much - which is crappy and a luxury I have because no one I am directly connected to is over there in the midst of it. However, an article like this makes it as real as anything happening in a far away country can be.
I'm not going to say anthing else about it. Just read it. Read it now.