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October 14, 2008

Graduation Day

“... for the first time in our history, we are not doing things for one man, but we are doing it for all the people of Iraq. He is saying the US has showed us how, and we must not forget when we thank God every day, we must also ask him to bless the US.”
Make it count. So many, Iraqi and American, are watching from a land they can never return from.

Make it count.

Posted by Cassandra at October 14, 2008 05:22 PM

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Thanks for posting this Cass. And a special thanks to Mr. Bill there! ;)

Posted by: MikeD at October 14, 2008 05:33 PM

Hey, I'm just doin' this to get out of raking leaves...

Posted by: BillT at October 14, 2008 06:16 PM

Yeah, that's how I feel. No laundry for eight more months!

Posted by: Grim at October 14, 2008 08:06 PM

Doing it or changing it?

Posted by: BillT at October 14, 2008 11:36 PM

Actually, I may be speaking too soon. I'm not sure where I'll be stationed this time -- but the last time we had laundry service. It was a several-day turnaround, but my only duty was to remember to turn it in and pick it up.

Posted by: Grim at October 14, 2008 11:55 PM

Seventy-two hour guaranteed turnaround here.

But in two months, ten of us may be at a site we're not even sure has a continuous perimeter. Got a nice airfield, though, from what we can see on GoogleEarth®.

'Cept for the JDAM craters...

Posted by: BillT at October 15, 2008 05:20 AM

Why can't you just airbrush those craters out like the NewYorkTimes and the AP?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 15, 2008 07:51 AM

More good news you will never hear from the MSMs.

Quelle suprise?

Good link, Cass.

Posted by: Obloodyhell at October 15, 2008 08:22 AM

Of course the MSM won't put up the good news and if you tell this on the left wing mountains, they will scream military bias faster than George Soros can devalue currency.

Posted by: Cricket at October 15, 2008 09:18 AM

Hey, I'm just doin' this to get out of raking leaves...

And getting to fly has nothing at all to do with it... right? ;)

Posted by: MikeD at October 15, 2008 09:53 AM

Flying? Me?

Nah. I'm acrophobic.

I never fly higher than I'd care to fall...

Posted by: BillT at October 15, 2008 11:50 AM

Thanks for the astute comments.
Been there, done that, no t-shirt...

Posted by: gunnypink at October 15, 2008 12:53 PM

I get vertigo just sitting in the car park at the Grand Canyon. I need to be tranked just to get into a plane. My time as a passenger consists of 'Please, no air pockets,' and hoping that the pilot had some military training. Despite my ignorance of the laws of physics that can get a plane or a chopper off the ground, and my totally abysmal ignorance of How To Fly, military pilots seems to take off easier and land easier.

Posted by: Cricket at October 16, 2008 09:24 AM

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