It’s 0100 Central time and I’m listening, live, to Dr. Bob Arnot on MSNBC reporting from a trench in Iraq, and they’re under fire. Dr. Arnot is an embedded reporter with 1/4, a USMC Infantry Battalion. They’re in Al Kut, trying to secure a bridge while fighting the Republican Guard, so they’re pretty busy. While describing the scene for the TV viewers (without video) he just called in Arabic for civilians fleeing the town to get into his trench for safety. In case you missed it he called in Arabic, and they responded, then a USMC Colonel came to make sure they (the civilians) were OK. (They were).
Dr. Bob Arnot is now OK in my book.