David Smith's embed diary for the Guardian has come to a close, thus ending what would have been a mind-expanding series of reports for Guardianistas. It must have been quite a shock to discover U.S. servicemen in Iraq are overwhelmingly decent human beings. Abu Muqawama wants to thank David Smith for bringing the humanity of America's warriors home to British newspaper-readers. This dispatch, in particular, was great -- and representative of the kind of reporting Smith filed throughout his embed.
Grudgingly, Abu Muqawama must also admit that the editors of the Guardian might have had something to do with this and thanks them too ... maybe they're not all champagne socialists.