DND Photo: Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
An investigation following a July 2008 attack
against a US outpost that killed nine American
soldiers found that the local police chief had
aided and abetted the attackers through the
provision of US-purchased assault rifles.
On Sept. 12, my family and I celebrated a unique event—a second birthday of sorts, as that date marked the five-year anniversary of the end of my hostage experience in Iraq.