A reader writes:

Wow! I'm just floored. Thank you so much for turning me onto that soldier's blog. What incredibly poignant posts. He gives me hope and also reminds that for every soldier willing to take part in Abu Graib-type abuses, there are 10, 20, 50, 100 who are fighting as honorably as possible, who embrace their humanity even in the most hellish of situations.

It's an important reminder. The reason some of us have gotten so enraged by torture and abuse is that the policies betray the noble service of the vast majority of the troops. If you missed Sean Anderson's blog, check it out. It really gives you hope - and even more respect for the soldiers out there.

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