:: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 ::
This story points out some good news coming out of Iraq. The integrity of the Iriqi police officer in this event is refresshing and should serve to bolster the confidence of the Iraqi citizenry in a free future.
United Press International: Saddam's gold discovered in truck
A routine Iraqi traffic stop has turned up what may be $90 million in gold bars in this town just over 50 miles south of Baghdad.
While the financial haul is major, U.S. Marines helping to get this town back on its feet say something more valuable has come out of the episode: the notion that Iraqis can begin to trust their government.
just shows you the character and integrity of the people will come up and surprise you,' said Maj. Martin Casado, the operations officer for the 1st Battalion, 4th Regiment of the Marines, 1st Division, which is headquartered here.
'They will definitely surprise you and make you feel like you are here for a reason, and it's a good reason.'
:: Mark 11:40 AM [+] ::