This editorial on Iraq is written by a high school classmate of mine, Colby Buzzell. We played basketball together from about age 12 to 18. We reconnected when I saw he had become a writer, a fantastic writer, for Esquire Magazine. Here is a snippet of the article. Go read it now.
Every time when I hear about a soldier's death now - which is always reported very briefly - there always seems to be a short mention that it was the soldier's second or third deployment, and now my name might be among them.
Colby is a real person, with considerable talents and a lot to offer the world. He is getting recalled to Iraq and now risks becoming a statistic.
This has to stop.