You really ought to read this

You know you have been in Iraq too long when…

Tons of good ones. Some of my favorites are:

  • The contractors have more fire power than the military combat units. (This is true)
  • When you can actually talk to people in the United States on a cell phone, yet you can’t get people on their cell phone a block away
  • You’re in the Army and you start saying Ooorah
  • You’re in the Marines and you start saying Hooah
  • You forget there are other colors than brown that can be found in places other than power point slides
  • When you go on R&R, you duct tape your child to the roof of your car, hand him a pellet rifle, and assign him a sector of fire for the ride to “The Olive Garden.”
  • While on R&R, you look out the window and find Nature, which leads you to wonder who stole your sandbags
  • When, During the BUA, “DIV asked MNSTC-I for the FRAGO that MNC-I was supposed to publish, but couldn’t because MNF-I hadn’t weighed in, since they were too inundated with MOD and MOI war-gaming the JCCs
    within the ISF to square us away!” is a valid comment and generates no questions

  • When you have your opinions printed in the STARS and STRIPES more than 3 times
  • When the weapon buyback program has become so successful that you have issued the same AK-47 to the Iraqi army 3 times
  • You decide for that for shits and grins – lets take a run around Lost Lake at Camp Victory to see if we can get shot at by the sniper

There’s a lot more where that came from. Well worth it on a Friday afternoon.