July 07, 2004


GreenMeat, a US serviceman in Iraq, sends a detailed account of recent events to website Something Awful:

We’ve been on convoys that have been hit with IEDs, RPG and small arms fire, but nothing especially serious. Iraqi insurgents are terrible shots, and their IEDs [Improvised Explosive Devices] don’t detonate over half the time. A lot of the incoming we take here are dud rounds as well. Either old ordnance, or the fuses aren’t rigged right. Still …a Katyusha rocket will leave a heck of a bruise. The CHUs have been hit a couple of times, with loss of limbs and other serious injuries.

Hit the above link for all GreenMeat’s photographs, including this ("I had bumper stickers done up at makestickers.com for all of our trucks. The brigade commander made us take ‘em all off") and this ("We have, out at our detention facility, Qusay Hussein’s Jaguar. We drove it around, even though it’s stuck in 3rd gear. The brigade commander made us stop").

Posted by Tim Blair at July 7, 2004 03:08 AM

What was the sticker? couldn't see it.

My godfather drove Hitler's Dusenberg around when he was in Austria with the US army. Its nice to see that some things don't change.

Posted by: monkeyboy at July 7, 2004 at 03:16 AM

saw the sticker, nevermind

Posted by: monkeyboy at July 7, 2004 at 03:17 AM

LOL! Loved that bumper sticker; I imagine the brigade commander had a good laugh, but God help the person who has unofficial markings on any tactical vehicles. There's always some general lacking a sense of humor.

Good morale, all around, it appears! Glad to see our troops are doing well.

Thanks for the link, Tim!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 7, 2004 at 04:08 AM

Jeez, Qusay couldn't even afford to get the tranny fixed? With the weight of all those Kurd skeletons in the trunk, he'd have been lucky to get 3.7 miles to the gallon.

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at July 7, 2004 at 04:15 AM

My brother had the privilege of dropping I ♥ NY bumper stickers over Afghanistan. Of course, no one who saw these stickers survived the experience.

Posted by: Eric Jablow at July 7, 2004 at 05:27 AM