My dearest friend of my life, Christopher Dickey, reports for Newsweek on the Middle East. He is the Paris Bureau Chief, Middle East Regional Editor, stationed in Paris. His ongoing column, Shadowland, describes the Iraq war and all issues connected, from the point of view of a war correspondent who has known the parties involved for twenty five years. Chris has interviewed government heads, terrorists, middle-level combatants and so on, up close and personal. His current piece is the most telling and personal yet, and deserves to be read by everyone who has a feeling about our troops in Iraq. There is also a selection of email responses to the article, which cut to the core of the emotions and issues of loved ones in uniform.