January 01, 2007
MICHAEL YON: "Christmas seems to have escaped the bonds of Christianity. During the past month or so, I’ve seen Vietnamese preparing to celebrate Christmas in Hanoi, 'Sings' stuffing stockings in Singapore, and Muslims galore wearing Santa Claus outfits in Jakarta. . . . This war is strange. I never hear soldiers worried about their own morale sagging. Contrary, the war-fighters here are more concerned to bolster the morale of the people at home. . . . The morale at war is higher than I have ever seen it at home; makes me wonder what they know that most Americans seem to be missing."