Dialogue and commentary on Iraq, U.S. politics, Western society, more. Note that the author is NOT a diplomat, U.S. government employee, or U.S. government contractor. The author does not possess the authority to represent the views of the U.S. government. © 2004 Solomon2.
Oh beautiful for heroes proved,
In liberating strife,
Who more than self the country loved,
And mercy more than life!
May God thy gold refine,
‘Til all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!