Marine Cpl. Josh Ingram has returned home from spending seven months in Kuwait and Iraq. He's on emergency family medical leave to help his dad who has cancer. He might not be going back to Iraq because his unit may be returning to Twentynine Palms next month.
He left Baghdad on a helicopter to Kuwait; three days later he was home.
Initially he couldn't get a flight to the Arcata/Eureka airport but when he told the ticket agent in San Francisco his story, he was placed on the next flight.
Ingram said that the whole story about American troops in Iraq isn't being told.
"I've heard that people are saying that the Iraqi people don't want us here," Ingram said. "Everyone's just seeing the fighting and the bad stuff on the news. But they don't know what's actually going on there."
He was welcomed nearly everywhere he went.
For years I have thought of the Established Media (the New York Times and other socialist rags, the Big Three TV Networks, and other pre-internet/Fox News organs of propaganda) as (to shamelessly steal a phrase) bunch of mindless jerks who will be the first against the wall when the Counter-Revolution comes.
But that's just me.