Iraqi Interior Minister Takes Time to Visit & Thank Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed

Some people take time to do the little things.
Some people work out.

Iraqi Interior Minister al-Bolani went to Walter Reed yesterday to see the wounded troops and to convey gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warrior-soldiers.

Iraqi Minister of Interior Jawad al-Bolani salutes a police cadet during a graduation ceremony on June 29, 2006 at Baghdad’s police Academy in Baghdad, Iraq. 560 police cadets graduated in the June 29, 2006 ceremony. (JAMD)

Al-Bulani also praised U.S. servicemembers’ families noting thay their sacrifices are equally important. reported:


Iraq’s interior minister thanked U.S. servicemembers and their families for their sacrifices on behalf of his country during a visit with wounded U.S. troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here today.

Through an interpreter, Jawad al-Bulani told reporters that he wanted to convey his country’s “gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warrior-soldiers, in the freeing of the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq to recover from tyranny and dictatorship.”

Bulani also praised U.S. servicemembers’ families, noting their sacrifices are equally important and appreciated by his nation.

The senior Iraqi official also told reporters that he’d witnessed “the level of technical and medical sophistication” that is being practiced at Walter Reed. Observations at Walter Reed will be employed “to help our own wounded and many, many victims of terrorism and violence in Iraq,” Bulani said.

Security has greatly improved in Iraq in recent months, Bulani said.

When asked about media speculation on possible windows of time for possible phased withdrawals of U.S. forces from Iraq, Bulani commented that his government is engaged in ongoing discussions involving many issues that “will depend on all kinds of considerations that will come into play.”

Hat Tip V. Hernandez

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Don’t expect to see this wonderful story in the liberal media.
It might reflect poorly on “The One.”

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