Petraeus gives us a new abbreviation: AQI

September 10, 2007 at 9:25 pm | Posted in iraq, news | Leave a comment

General Petraues reported on the status of the troop surge in Iraq and its “success”.  You can catch a clean synopsis courtesy of MSNBC’s Countdown (bias alert- the host, Keith Obermann, does little to hide his disdain for the Bush administration).

Thanks to the general’s report I have added a new abbreviation to my personal dictionary.  AQI.  That’s “Al Qaeda in Iraq”.  Try it out.

Tech News- Monday

May 14, 2007 at 7:44 am | Posted in history, iraq | Leave a comment

2007_dell_smithsonian.jpgDell Computer enshrined in Smithsonian

Military cuts access to YouTube, Myspace

COLOR e- paper – it only uses power when the image changes

iPod Saves Soldier’s Life

April 5, 2007 at 3:46 pm | Posted in iraq | Leave a comment

2007ipodbullet.jpgIn the old days lives were saved by Zippo lighters.

Here’s the caption that was attached to the photo:

“My wife’s uncle works in a military hospital and told me about this. Its pretty amazing. Kevin Garrad (3rd Infantry Division) was on a street patrol in Iraq (Tikrit I believe) and as he rounded the corner of a building an armed (AK-47) insurgent came from the other side.

The two of them were within just a few feet of each other when they opened fire. The insurgent was killed and Kevin was hit in the left chest where his IPod was in his jacket pocket. It slowed the bullet down enough that it did not completely penetrate his body armor. Fortunately, Kevin suffered no wound.”

View the Flickr photo set here.

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