REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Ramsey's view was useful while it lasted

It had to happen, we suppose. Huron’s own Maj. Rich Ramsey, stationed in Iraq to teach Iraqi police officers how to be police
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

It had to happen, we suppose.

Huron’s own Maj. Rich Ramsey, stationed in Iraq to teach Iraqi police officers how to be police officers, had been providing us with accounts of the lives of the people with whom he worked.

His viewpoint differed, sometimes greatly, from the doom and despair rattled at us from the usual media reports. Whether those reports are right, Ramsey’s small picture was that of a people struggling to maintain their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in the midst of an insidious, no-front war.

But Ramsey’s bosses, the Army, found out, and reminded him of the convoluted rules one must follow while speaking publicly in the uniformed service of one’s country. So, the columns have stopped.

Which is sad.

Because whatever one may think of the war, or the military, or what the United States is doing, Ramsey’s reports provided us a look at, and some measure of understanding of, another people