Comment from Mark
I hope people don't get the wrong idea with you publishing my letters. I am no hero winning the war out here. I do what I have to do, and just that seems difficult enough at times. I don't go looking for danger, and, in almost all cases, my job isn't really very dangerous. For example, I spent all day today in the captured palace where my office is. But I write about the exciting things, not about spending the day at my desk writing up a comparison between two database systems. It is the Iraqi’s that really do the bulk of the suffering here.