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war is real

unconcerned, uncompromised and unconvoluted letters from a soldier getting ready to face war for the second time. 

Saturday, October 15, 2005

7:41 AM - Common Sense

Will somebody help me understand why they can't give us time to spend with our families, even though we're scheduled to deploy in one month and won't get to see them for at least eight months? Why in the blue fucking hell would you schedule stuff on the weekends when all we do during the regular work week is sit around and do nothing? I know "hurry up and wait" is part of the Army and all, but it would seem to be a good idea to actually schedule work, you know, DURING THE WORK WEEK so that we can have time off on the weekends to be with our families and loved ones.

Maybe that makes too much sense. I know the Army doesn't like it when you use common sense, so that must be it.

I had a pretty rough dream last night. It was war-related, of course. We were in Iraq and the war was going on and we were all using M4's, but outside of that all the weaponry was medieval. I'm talking castles, cannons, horses, spears and M4's. Everyone died, of course, but at least there was some fucking variety in the dream and it wasn't just mortars raining down from above. I guess cannonballs are just as bad.

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