I wish I was one of those writers that could make a reader think that all of his thoughts were worth recording. That every paragraph full of wit and incite and made you want to underline it and possibly quote it to other people in conversation, so that they too could benefit from my awesomeness.
Unfortunately for you the reader, I am not one of those writers, however desperately hard I try. All I suppose I can do is pray to the ghost of Vonnegut, Hemingway and Wilde and hope that you will come away from this blog with something, be it utter amazement at my rambling skills or perhaps I was able to get out one valid point in said ramblings.
My focus in this blog will be my day to day experiences during my deployment to Iraq. After a decade of turmoil in a cradle of civilization the U.S. is trying to organize a massive draw down. My part is to keep incoming rocket artillery and mortars from impacting inside an airbase north of Baghdad. What I write in this blog is my opinion and in no way represents the thoughts or policies of the U.S. Army or any other government agency.
Also bare in mind that I have no political agenda. I find that there are way to many idiots on the left and right to want to have anything to do with either side. I endeavor to call it like I see it and paint a vivid picture of a region of the world in a constant state of turmoil.
I am a soldier with my little narrow view of things and will do my best to stay with in that view.