Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Bad News - My Brother is Baghdad Bound

As if there weren't enough reasons to vote against the current administration, yes, it's true. My big brother has been selected to participate in the madness in Baghdad. He did his duty for the first Pres. Bush. Got the free trip to the Big Sandbox for "Desert Storm." He spent almost a year digging the Kuwaitis out of their Iraqi infestation.

Leaving behind three wonderful boys and a wife, this time, my brother will be sweeping up the mess there. Outfitted with almost 4K $ in body armor, we hope the he doesn't serve as another GI target.

I thought it would be interesting to post some of the more salient portions of his missives from the front. To give you an idea of what is really going on there that doesn't get posted in the mainstream media - as if they ever reported something that wasn't already reported by some other mainstream media outlet (ah, but that is another rant).

Anyway, I did receive permission to post these email epistles as long as I stipulated that they were not the official view of the government, the armed services, or any other official agency sponsored by anyone. To keep him safe from harm, I am editing the postings here in forward to make sure you don't know exactly where he is. I don't want to prime him as a target for hostage taking. Suffice it to say, he is in Iraq somewhere near Baghdad.

Let's hope these postings don't continue beyond the four months he is slated to be there. I will call this series, "My Big Brother in Baghdad" and number them so you can follow along as you like.

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