Here's some samplers from American soldiers themselves, change the names of places and voila! it's modern day IRAQ. http://www.boondocksnet.com/ai/ailtexts/soldiers.html
\"The General has given me the pick of all the men that can be spared and ordered me to defend the Pass. I realize what a terrible task has been given me. And yet i feel that this is the most glorious moment of my life. What i do is done for my beloved country . No sacrifice can be too great.\" Gen.Gregorio del Pilar 24 years old, on the night of 1 Dec. 1899 at Tirad Pass, he was killed the next day battling American troops.