Almost every week, LT C. and I meet with Col K. and his men from the Presidential Security Detail. I look forward to this meeting every time. They are charged with protecting the Iraqi President, Mr. Talabani. We meet to exchange information, see if we can help each other, and discuss the latest threats against our areas of responsibility. They are the nicest people that you could ever meet. Every time we come, they serve us lunch, and it always an impressive spread. Other than security issues, We talk about our families, life back home, plans for the future, our shared values despite religious differences and how beautiful Sulimaniyah is. I look forward to visiting there in the years to come. It is the Capital of the Kurdish region up near the Turkish border. It is said to be a beautiful mountain city, clean and stable. They are very adamant that it is much nicer than Baghdad. Even though we speak through an interpreter, the conversation is great. We even discuss the no-no's like politics and religion. Did I mention how delicious Kurdish food is? That is the part our Soldiers always enjoy the most. When we went there escorted by the Recon Platoon for the first time, they had a blast. They were raving about the food. They told me that they needed to be my security detail more often. It is always good to visit the PUK - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, as their party is called. My security guys get along there so well, they have started bringing combat medics to give informal checkups to the local neighbors. I have posted a new gallery with some of the photos from our visits. I will add to it in the future.