Came accross this guys website - he is Doctor of Indian origin working for US army in Iraq - his website is very interesting, ( ignore the propoganda in there and his attempts to please his masters... )
Here is a little something about the challenges he faced in Iraq....
Yet the challenges and emotions [of war] remain the same:
---Cleaning up brain matter and closing the eyelids of a fellow soldier prior to the command arriving to see his body
---The same shell shocked look in the eyes of a 35-year-old sergeant as in a 19-year-old private
---Feeling a tingle down the spine when hearing the words “Medic!”
---Frantically tying a tourniquet as the patient bleeds onto the sidewalk
---Assuring a soldier gasping from a collapsed lung and open intestinal wounds that his friend is “okay” and promising they will meet again
---Swearing at the radio after hearing we are receiving twenty-four more patients after struggling with the resuscitation of the first four
---Gaining new appreciation for life as shrapnel whizzes overhead
---Providing care to the enemy who spits, swears, and glares at you as you attempt to listen to his lungs. He recently killed two fellow soldiers. He would have killed us too if we had driven over his explosive device. He hates me.
---Receiving genuine gratefulness from Iraqi civilians, fellow soldiers, and commanders after saving a life. They love me.
---Jumping at the sound of harmless objects
---Hitting the ground looking for patients after an explosion
---Consoling a suicidal soldier who “just can’t take it anymore!” while trying to keep self morale
---Riding in a vehicle with Kevlar helmet, eye protection, flack vest, aid bag in hand, and M16 pointed out the window
---Knowing that kids are trying to kill us
---Staring the enemy in the face and realizing they are ordinary men just like us-not monsters
---Telling a soldier’s wife and kids as a last dying request that he fought hard
Obviously, if he asked the question "What are we doing in Iraq", he wouldnt get that much publicity !