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December 21, 2006

Motivators...

This one seems apt for today - given Bill's story of being mortared, failure to honor a truce, and Oldloadrs observation yesterday about M113s wearing fencing.

Fire Support

Comments on Motivators...
Heartless Libertarian briefed on December 21, 2006 09:47 AM

Stryker MCV-B variant, that one. Not sure if the 172d or 3/2 were the first to take those to Iraq.

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 21, 2006 10:31 AM

I was just tying in the comment about the fencing... Snipers. I'm surrounded by snipers!

ry briefed on December 21, 2006 12:21 PM

And ankle bitting Ferrets. ;)

Dave briefed on December 21, 2006 01:47 PM

I love the sentiment expressed! :-)

Reminds me of the Patton quote-can't remember his exact words-to the effect that the goal of combat isn't to die gloriously for your country but to make the enemy die gloriously for his.

Maggie briefed on December 21, 2006 08:29 PM

“No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for their country.”

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 21, 2006 10:12 PM

“No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” is how I remember it, Maggie.

BillT briefed on December 22, 2006 12:46 AM

Yup, John's got it, Mags.

And *no*, I wasn't there when Georgie said it...

Maggie briefed on December 22, 2006 07:46 AM

Beauty defers to age.

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 22, 2006 08:16 AM

Maggie briefed on December 22, 2006 05:18 PM

Speechless? I like that!

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