Scene from an Iraqi Mess Hall.

H/T Instapundit:

Georgia on my mind Byline: bob

BAGHDAD – Last night in the mess hall two Georgian officers sat down at the table opposite me. The one facing me was a bit disheveled; his uniform top was misbuttoned. It was the kind of mistake you could make if you were in a hurry. Both ate quickly and silently.

I wanted to say something, but what do you say at a time like this? And I thought, what did I say to my friends in New York on 9-11? I rose from my chair, walked over, and asked if they had spoken with their families. They had. And they were alright.

No, actually, one comment: read the whole thing, please. Particularly the last paragraph in the original.