Sunday, March 16, 2008

Nate Fick Weighs in On the 5th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

Over the course of the past three years, Nate Fick has become a good friend. I have followed his progress as he gone from being a combat-tested Marine Corps officer, to a best-selling author, to a graduate student juggling two Harvard Masters degrees. Upon graduation, he will head south to Washington, D.C. to continue his career as a leader. His opinion is often sought on issues related to the war in Iraq, and rightfully so. Nate always brings a reasoned and articulate appraisal of the issue at hand.

And so it is that this week, as the New York Times sought a variety of reflections on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of Iraq, they solicited Nate's thoughts. I am pleased to share the link with you to his recent Op-Ed piece:


Nate Fick New York Times Op-Ed Piece

Nate Fick is the author of "One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer"


Review of "One Bullet Away"



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1 comment:

Dave Agnos said...

Thanks for posting that link. I've been searching for all of Fick's writings since finishing his book. Everything he writes resonates with clarity of thought and the kind of honesty I expect from a Marine. He will be an oddity in Washington: an honest man who knows what the problems are and what needs to be done to fix them. Some people are already idealizing him as a future President. If that ideal is his intention, I would vote for him.

Next time you speak to him, let him know people are rooting for his success!