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Help someone who helped you in Iraq

Many of readers of this blog have done time in Iraq. And almost any American who spent time in Iraq was helped by an Iraqi. Now some of those people need our help. Many are moving here, and need help with basic stuff like finding an apartment, getting kids into a school, getting a driver’s ...

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Many of readers of this blog have done time in Iraq. And almost any American who spent time in Iraq was helped by an Iraqi. Now some of those people need our help. Many are moving here, and need help with basic stuff like finding an apartment, getting kids into a school, getting a driver's license, and learning to negotiate a Costco. Or how to talk to an American cop. 

If you are in the DC area, one way to pitch in is to help the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Collaborative. To find out more, send an e-mail here.

Many of readers of this blog have done time in Iraq. And almost any American who spent time in Iraq was helped by an Iraqi. Now some of those people need our help. Many are moving here, and need help with basic stuff like finding an apartment, getting kids into a school, getting a driver’s license, and learning to negotiate a Costco. Or how to talk to an American cop. 

If you are in the DC area, one way to pitch in is to help the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Collaborative. To find out more, send an e-mail here.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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