Fire of Liberty
Here's a article in the St. Petersburg Times(FL) on how Lawrence Anthony( a conservation specialist who runs a game preserve in South Africa) with the assistance of the US Army's 354th Civil Affairs Division has made great strides in restoring the zoo in Baghdad and rehabilitating the animals that remained. Even as the American and Iraqi Security Forces are taking on the terrorists and their IEDs, there seems to be a movement towards some kind of peace in Iraq with this current restoration of the Baghdad Zoo. Now this probably doesn't mean a hill of beans to the to the US Senate on our success in pacifying Iraq but it make you proud to see our forces achieving success in Iraq and making it easier to apply the "soft power" that the Democrats go on and on about. I wish Anthony great luck at his current task.
*For more on Lawrence Anthony's interesting work, I recommend you check Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo.