Sunday, May 01, 2005

Apology, image, feel and quote

I am sorry not writing for the past week or two or three. It has been busy with a unit leaving and a new one coming in. We had to explain what is going on, how to improve the situation with a list of resources that are needed. Some times our suggestions were taken other times they were not.

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Here is an image of the happiest group of soldiers in Afghanistan. They are going home.

One of the factors that give this place a frontier feel is the abundance of shipping containers or military connexes all over the place. They were filled with military equipment, but now they are used for different functions from temporary offices, platforms for satellite dishes or holding electrical generators. The most interesting thing that some of them have the logos of divisions, brigades or battalions who were past tenants. The mottos that are scribed on are sometimes funny.

Quote: "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself" -- John Stuart Mill


Blogger Mike said...

Hey, nice to see you haven't dropped off the face of the Earth, although I imagine Kandahar can feel like that sometimes. Anyway, don't feel any pressure to post. You gotta do what you gotta do; stay safe and post when ya can.

Oh, by the way, love the quote.

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