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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Found in my inbox:

You know you've been in Iraq too long...

  • When mortars land near your compound and you roll over in bed and think "still way off, I got another 5 minutes."

  • When you start humming with the Arabic song playing on the radio on the shuttle bus.

  • When you start picturing your wife in traditional Arab dress.

  • When you can put your body armor and helmet on in the dark in under five seconds.

  • When you start to enjoy the rocking of the trailer every time the MEDEVAC choppers fly over.

  • When you're thinking of buying real estate in the Green Zone.

  • When you plan on removing all trees and grass in your yard when you get home so it will look more natural.

  • When you have noticed a change of season - from long, hot and dry to short, cold and wet.

  • When you end every phone conversation with, "Out."

  • When you see an indirect fire attack take out an air conditioner and your vigor to fight is renewed.

  • When you go to a social gathering and intermittent gun fire or explosions don't even cause a pause in the conversation.