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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Boondoggle over Baghdad 2

Here is the Latest Article from Rebecca Santana. It deals with a mortuary affairs job here at Anaconda. I hold these soldiers in the highest regard, how difficult it must be to get up everyday knowing that your job only exists because soldiers are dead. A heavy burden, I'm sure.

Here are a few more pics from my Baghdad trip.
Baghdad from the air. The city is packed together tightly. What I thought was strange was the amount of rubble and trash at every house. You can definitely tell there has been a war going on for 3 years. Some bigger houses on the Tigris river. It looks like waterfront property holds the same value in Iraq as it does in the states.
Another outside shot of the palace and the lake.
Bathroom. Unfortunately the bidet is now used as a TP holder.
Some arabic writing on the palace wall. I believe it says something to the effect of Saddam is the greatest ruler of all time, and will crush the American infidels.
What is called the W bridge. We placed 2 2000lb JDAMs on this in the beginning of the war, cutting off the entrance and exit to the palace in addition to the power in case Saddam was hiding here.
The palace pool. No word on whether they are going to try and get it up and running.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing the photos and the article.
Not taking away any other important jobs, but what a tough tour for those guys that have that job day in and day out. Can't imagine.