Everyone is linking to the missives of Michael Yon for a very good reason. At first I thought that he was the latest in a long line of willing and able OIF warriors whose musings were unfiltered by the traditional media and unhampered—for obvious reasons--by unwillingness to venture outside of the Green Zone, the “safe” area for journalists in Baghdad.
As it turns out, Mr. Yon is a civilian who is doing what he’s doing because he wants to. I envy him and am grateful to him.
Go buy him a new camera, among other things.