A Day In the Life…

Day 28
I finished Mr. Knief’s book, Diamond Head. I really enjoyed the book. Very engaging and entertaining. I had to get all the way to the end of the book to really meet Kimo but I think I am going to enjoy getting to know Kimo in Mr. Knief’s subsequent books. I already have his next book, Sand Dollars, in my pocket to read in spare moments. We have a few of those out here. Well, OK, more than a few. I’ll probably order an other one or two of Mr. Knief’s books today. Mr Knief, please write quickly. I dread having to find some other form of entertainment once I’ve read all you’re books.

I met a young lady from Hawaii last night. She was sitting outside strumming an Ukulele. We talked for a while. She grew up in Molokai, which she still calls home. She’s been here in Camp Spearhead for a year with the 10th Mountain Division. She’s trained to be a truck driver but spends the majority of her time directing traffic and managing the ingress and egress of vehicles in the staging yard. Tough young lady. Good attitude. She’s 18 years old. Five years older than my little girl. We’re sending kids to fight wars.

Two more Marines were added to the honor roll today. Again in the area near Fallujah. I have to wonder what is in Fallujah that keeps the insurgency alive. Sounds to me like there is a fair amount of organization and coordination happening there. That implies some sort of Command and Control in the area. I hope we can find it and kill it soon.

Rest in peace, Marines.

Aloha

One thought on “A Day In the Life…

  1. Liberals claim President Bush shouldn’t have started this war.
    They complain about his prosecution of it.
    One liberal recently claimed Bush was the worst president in U.S.
    history.
    Let’s clear up one point: President Bush didn’t start the war on terror.
    Try to remember, it was started by terrorists BEFORE 9/11.
    Let’s look at the “worst” president and mismanagement claims.
    FDR led us into World War II.
    Germany never attacked us: Japan did.
    From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost,
    an average of 112,500 per year.
    Truman finished that war and started one in Korea.
    North Korea never attacked us.
    From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost,
    an average of 18,333 per year.
    John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
    Vietnam never attacked us.
    Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
    From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost,
    an average! e of 5,800 per year.
    Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
    Bosnia never attacked us.
    He was offered Osama bin Laden’s head on a platter three times by
    Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
    Over 2,900 lives lost on 9/11.
    In the two years since terrorists attacked us,
    President Bush has liberated two countries,
    rushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida,
    put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing
    a shot, captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.
    We lost 600 soldiers, an average of 300 a year.
    Bush did all this abroad while not allowing another terrorist attack
    at home.
    Worst president in history? Come on!
    The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking,
    but…
    It took less time to take Iraq
    than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound.
    That was a 51 day operation.
    We’ve been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less
    time
    than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing
    records.
    It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to
    destroy the Medina Republican Guard
    than it took Teddy Kennedy to call the police after his Olds-mobile
    sank at Chappaquiddick.
    It took less time to take Iraq
    than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!
    Our military is GREAT! PASS IT ON.

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