My friend and RedState colleague, Jeff Emanuel, has an important article in the November Edition of the American Spectator.
Six weeks ago in the Iraqi city of Samarra, four paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division became the object of a pre-planned, coordinated effort by dozens of al Qaeda to kidnap and slaughter American soldiers only days before General Petraeus's internationally televised testimony to the U.S. Congress on the state of the war in Iraq.
You can read this inspiring story of heroism, "The Longest Morning": The story of Heroism, Courage, and Loss in the Face of Impossible Odds at Jeff's blog, or if you prefer at the American Spectator.
Jeff, recently spent nearly three months in Iraq reporting from "Inside the Surge" as a reporter embedded with front line troops. His reporting from the front has been compared to legendary World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and published in several prestigious periodicals.
In addition, Jeff reporting has resulted in his making the cut as a finalist for the 2007 Weblog Awards in the category of "Best Military Blog."
You can support Jeff and his work by voting for Jeff when the online voting for Jeff's blog as the "Best Military Blog" when the voting opens later tonight. You can also support Jeff's reporting financially. Every bit helps.