31 July 2006

B36 News - 31 July 2006

Today's top news: I'm alive!

The first leg of the journey went pretty uneventful - which is good! Mum's the word on exactly where I am, but I'll be able to talk about it when I get back to the IZ. I'll try and get some pictures to put up from the journey so far. The Wiz has been doing a good job watching my back.

Here's a quick roundup of good news from Iraq!

World Bank Loan to Iraq
The World Bank has decided to cut a check to the Government of Iraq in order to help repair the roads and bridges. You may be asking yourself, "So what? They'll fix a few pot holes. Whoopee." They'll be fixing $135 million worth of pot holes. Additionally, since this constitutes an investment in the future of Iraq, doesn't that lead one to believe that the folks at the World Bank think that Iraq is on the right track? I'm no banker, but I know that bankers don't loan to people (countries) who they don't think will be able to pay them back. Smells like progress to me!

Another Marine Survives Headshot
Helmets save lives! The Marine pictured here was shot in the head while photographing the search of a vehicle. It's his second tour in Iraq and the first time he's been shot. Let me thank every American who pays their taxes for contributing to purchasing this Marine's helmet. Your taxes are being well spent.

Iraqi Tip, Iraqi Action, Bad Guys Captured
Again, you may be saying, "So what? You caught two bad guys, there are hundreds more." Here's what: This is how it's done. Show me a better way to remove the cancer from a society and leave the society in tact and I'll consider this kind of story as insignificant. Until then, shut it, get out of the way, let us catch bad guys and make Iraq safe. If you're not happy with the pace then put down the remote and put on your kevlar.

7 Comments:

Blogger andrea/pj's said...

1ST,HA!!!
glad u are okay:)
can't wait to see
pictures!

20:44  
Blogger Robert F. Griffing said...

We're with you!

00:50  
Anonymous Anna said...

Always like that good news! Glad you are okay and that the Marine is, too!

You guys do what you need to do and we've got your back!

World Bank wouldn't loan to a country they didn't think could pay them back, especially not $135 million!

03:48  
Anonymous Janet said...

Good News...Your Alive! That's not good news that Great news...and keep it that way please!!!

I absolutely love your closing paragraph - and the closing sentence in the paragraph " If you're not happy with the pace then put down the remote and put on your kevlar". Put your actions where your mouth is!! Love it.
God Bless you Bandit!! Where ever you are, keep dodging!! Looking for the next installment of the all good news all the time!!

06:03  
Blogger Louise said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date, Bandit. Iraq has taken the back stage for the last week or so. We haven't heard much about it.

06:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was awfully nice to read your latest, Bandit. Sure pray that the time passes quickly. We all love you so much.

06:54  
Blogger devildog6771 said...

Show me a better way to remove the cancer from a society and leave the society in tact and I'll consider this kind of story as insignificant. Until then, shut it, get out of the way, let us catch bad guys and make Iraq safe. If you're not happy with the pace then put down the remote and put on your kevlar.

I have been waiting a long time for one of you troops to give that answer. Thank you!

My saying it or one of the other commentors doesn't have nearly the impact. It was a classic.

Thank you for the great posts. I love the "wiz." By the way, is he related to the Travelocity Gnome? Come on B36, you gotta admit there is a close resemblance! You know, every family has a skeleton in their closet!

Take care. Congrsatulations on your anniversary. Be safe. Thank you for all you sacrifice and for that of your family.

07:10  

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