Martin Luther King Wall Mural


"As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be Free"

That's the quote from Dr. King, painted on a wall mural here at Ali AB, Iraq.

I told you I was going to get more pictures of some of the really cool painting on the walls around the base. Today's, was a really perfect coincidence. We drive our truck almost ever where around here. But there is also a pretty good bus system ... which I rode on a fair bit when I first got here. Well today, I needed to come back to my room a little bit early, so I left the truck for LT, and took the bus. Of course I had my camera with me. I didn't actually have a good plan for today's picture, but knowing that it's the MLK holiday, I had hoped to capture an appropriate image ...

Well, it just so happens, that when I got off the bus and started to cross the street, the picture you see above was right in front of me. I have not been on this particular street in about 2 months. I didn't remember that this mural about Martin Luther King was even there. What are the odds, that today of all days, I would decide to take the bus, and get off at the stop right across the street from this mural?

I guess I needed to see that mural. And I needed to share that quote.

Something to think about as you enjoy what's left of your long holiday weekend.



  1. It's Really unbelievable to see the Martin Luther King Wall Mural in iraq. It's really an appreciating work. Thanks for sharing it.


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