MIKE TUCKER is a writer, poet, and photographer. In 2003 he journeyed throughout Iraqi Kurdistan interviewing Kurds from all walks of life. Later, in 2003 and early 2004, he was on raids, desert reconnaissance, and patrols with U.S. Army snipers and scouts, light infantry, paratroopers, and special operations commandos at war in Iraq. He lives in Asia.
"Hemingway's dead - solid right about war - it's a street fight. War is a street fight, simply on another level. And the same rule applies: Put the other guy down so he stays down. If we lose the street fight in Iraq, all the glad-handing and politicking and money we've spent here won't amount to dust in the wind." - Specialist Sylas Carter, U.S. Combat Infantryman, Mosul, Northern Iraq"