Give me all your money now
When I started this blog, the army was beginning to tell people, “to be careful what you post on your blog. You don’t want to violate operational security or say anything inappropriate.” In other words, they were monitoring army blog writers. So, I was a little hesitant to continue writing, even to the point of discontinuing it. But after all the smoke cleared on bad army blog writers, I decided to come back full force, because I love the army and love soldiers and sometimes, I’m not always able to tell the full story with my “official” army releases or articles. Now, I would never, in a million years, ever write anything negative or anti army, so I think I’ll be OK in terms of keeping “In Iraq for 365” alive for the duration. Plus, I understand my readership is up to four people now thanks to a big fan in Dallas, Texas, and I cannot possibly disappoint my new readers.
With that being said, I will slowly begin to infiltrate your minds with subliminal messages to send money to my bank account. I know it’s not a good idea to tell people you’re going to do this, but I’m a straight shooter (especially with a gun) and I feel like I owe to you before the brainwashing process begins.
Today, we sent live satellite interviews back to the states. We were on air with CNN, FOX, BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and the Playboy Channel (just kidding). I had nothing to do with this, but the soldiers in my unit made it happen. We have so many talented personnel that it amazes me of our capabilities. Our general told it like it was… the Iraqi Police let us down the other day by abandoning their posts when the enemy presented a fight, we have more than enough forces, both Iraqi and American, in the city to move out the insurgents and we are kicking their butt. My family has been extremely worried the past few days because the only images of Mosul are of cars burning and dead people lying on the roads. Some networks said the insurgents completely took over the cities. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
What else happened today? Well, I got in a huge argument with a senior NCO. Not a good thing to do, especially in front of your commander. I didn’t get reprimanded, but that’s only because the other party is a dear friend of mine. I guess, after 10 months of living in a combat zone, worrying every day about your soldiers and hearing explosions, you just have to take it out on somebody. Unfortunately, I did it on somebody higher ranking than me.