A Mother Reflects On Losing Her Son In Iraq

By: Debbie Newhouse

Guess I have mixed feelings about them pulling everyone out, but politics are politics. It really doesn't matter what we think, they'll do whatever it takes to get them re-elected! I know, from what Nick said, that we've changed their way of life in Iraq. Just have to see how it pans out after the last of the troops leave, as to whether they can sustain it. What we entered into the country for and what we're exiting with, I think are two different things. But, it is was it is. We got some bad guys, we lost lots of our good guys and caused them to THINK about what kind of life they WANT. It'll be interesting to watch what happens in the next couple of years! Some countries have operated a certain way for years, hard to make a change overnite!

Debbie Newhouse's son Nick was killed in Ramadi, Iraq in 2005.

This program aired on December 22, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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