Tangled webs will be our undoing

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.

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.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 09/30/2009 12:00 am EDT

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.

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