October 18, 2007

Iraqi Geezer: 1 Suicide Bomber: 0

Doing the jobs that Americans won't do...

A 72-year-old man stopped a suspected suicide bomber from detonating himself at a checkpoint in Arab Jabour Oct. 14.

The man approached a checkpoint where Mudhehr Fayadh Baresh was standing guard, but did not make it very far.

Baresh, a tribal commissioner and member of the Arab Jabour Concerned Citizens program, said he ordered the man to lift his shirt - using training received from Coalition Forces - when he did not recognize him as a local villager.

The suspect refused to lift his shirt. Baresh repeated the command again, and the suspect exposed his suicide vest, running toward the checkpoint.

Baresh opened fire which caused the vest to detonate, killing the suspect.

Rebecca Aquilar would presumably not approve.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 18, 2007 11:41 AM

Now that Rebecca Aquilar has some time on her hands, maybe she will fly to Iraq and "interview" Baresh. Should be must-see TV.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 18, 2007 03:27 PM

I did it for the honor of my family and the honor of my country, said Baresh, when he met with Col. Terry Ferrell, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

Lt. Col. Kenneth Adgie, commander of the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment presented Mudher with a battalion coin for his valor Oct. 16.

Posted by: grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr at October 18, 2007 04:17 PM

I am sure that the lefties will find some way of spinning this as evidence of our "failure" in Iraq.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 18, 2007 07:08 PM

Is Blackwater still hiring? If so, I think we've found a new recruit for them... :)

Posted by: ExUrbanKevin at October 18, 2007 07:13 PM