125494a They say things are still bad in Iraq? Duno who they are getting their reports from because by the picture, it looks like everything is well in hand.

SWING SISTERS – U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rosita Rodriguez and Worda, age 6, a neighborhood little girl try out a new swing at the grand opening of Dover Park in the Qahira neighborhood in the Adhamiyah District of Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 28, 2008.

Rodriguez is a civil affairs team chief, Company C, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. The park, refurbished by a Multi-National Division-Baghdad contract and is the first public park in the U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav


  1. While I know things are getting better in Iraq, its still dangerous. The fact that the Lt. is wearing her helmet and vest still indicate the danger, at least in regards to Americans.

  2. Thanks for sharing – I reckon things have calmed down a lot since the surge.
    Unfortunately by the looks of things our boys (Brits) are suffering a much tougher time in Afghanistan though as a result.
    Looks like Al Qaeda have turned their attention there in league with Taliban elements operating along the porous border with Pakistan.
    Is it time for a ‘surge’ in Afghanistan?

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