Saturday, February 12, 2005

Bombs over Baghdad, er... Tikrit

This morning (I am on night shift so I sleep during the day) when I was trying to get to sleep I was serenaded by the sound of controlled military detonating of IEDs. It kind of reminded me of my last time here when we would go to sleep at night to the sound of our outgoing artillery fire (kind of comforting if you think about it, bombs going out not coming in). It sickens me how much anger and death exist over here but what can we do? I still remember last time when we had fought our way up to the Euphrates river (my first time here was when we invaded and fought up to Baghdad) and there were hundreds of bodies lined up along the road where they had been killed (not executed but shot during combat). Some however were in various states of undress, because many of the Iraqi army soldiers had brought civilian cloths so they could run away instead of facing us. But hey good times in Iraq right? Just ask the people killed by the vehicle born ied at the hospital today.... Hopefully things improve for their country soon.

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