Monday, February 05, 2007

Sad News

While I was on leave an American soldier was shot near the chow hall. He was hit in the head and died on the scene. I think this is the first fatality to occur on Slayer since I have been here.

They say it was a stray round. Probably not even something that could have been avoided – just the wrong place at the wrong time. But then, having an American presence in Iraq is the wrong place at the wrong time too. What a waste.

I try not to think about it.


Blogger Pixie said...


Is it over yet?

I hope you have a million minutes from your leave stuffed in the seam of every pocket of your memory...


February 06, 2007 12:17 AM  
Blogger kbinkowski35 said...

Wow Pixie, that's a cool way to say that...

As for it being a waste, yeah, but what hasn't been a waste as far as Iraq has been concerned? To say it or write it is almost redundant at this point. It's understood. Really, what good has come from all of this?
To quote the doctor at the end of "The Bridge Over the River Kwi" - "It's madness...madness"

February 06, 2007 7:52 AM  

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