Last week, when we ran a piece about the Geneva Conventions here in Ithaca Blog, we didn't know anything about Paul Rieckhoff or his organization, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. All we knew was that Mr. Rieckhoff wrote a fine piece on the Geneva Conventions, which we quoted, for the op-ed page of the New York Times last week.
The day after our citation of Mr. Rieckhoff's article, he sent a very cordial message thanking us. We took the opportunity to find out more about IAVA, and encourage you to do the same if you would like to find out more about the situation in the war zone from the soldier's perspective.
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