Albany Times Union: ‘It’s Disappointing’ to See War Gains Undone

Albany attorney Lee Kindlon paused to consider the lives of Iraqis who, nine years ago, came to call him the Judge of Fallujah.  As a Marine Corps battalion judge advocate, Kindlon, of Delmar, gave legal advice to commanders, assessed battle damage and approved payments to Iraqi war victims. Now a 38-year-old attorney, Kindlon recently choked up in his law office in downtown Albany while wondering if an Iraqi girl he met in Fallujah was living under the control of the Islamic State, a group of extremists that have conquered large areas of Syria and Iraq, including Fallujah.