I'm your host, Mud Puppy, and let's get right to the headlines.
First, in Khowst Province, Afghanistan just outside of Khowst City an entire platoon of Military Police soldiers went on a mission. These soldiers were tasked with assessing the situation in several district centers throughout the area.
They were doing this in order to facilitate the upcoming provincial elections due to occur in Afghanistan around January of next year. They were to identify any possible deficiencies in the district centers so that they could be addressed before the election.
In addition they were to ascertain the security situation in Khowst and obtain intelligence about Taliban activities in the area.
These exceptional soldiers accomplished all their tasks in an efficient military manner and returned to base without a single casualty.
They did not shoot any innocent civilians.
They did not rape any women.
They did not destroy any property.
They did not commit any mass murder.
They did not abuse any prisoners.
However, they did...
Pull an Afghani car out of a ditch, for no reason other than to lend a hand.
Give out hundreds of bottles of water. (The water they had brought with them to sustain them for the duration of the mission.)
Gave out several boxes of food. (Once again, their own and not food that was designated for the Afghani's)
Gave the Afghani children every pen they could find.
Gave them all the candy that they had.
Shared a few cigarettes with the men.
Played a few games with the children.
Taught the children how to say different things in English, and were taught by the children how to say those things in Pashtu.
Won a few hearts and minds.
And that's the headlines ladies and gentlemen.
This is Mud Puppy for Embrace the Suck news. Good Night And Good Luck.
This happened hundreds, if not thousands of times just within the last week throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. So I wonder how come nobody ever hears that on the news?
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