Phil Carter in Iraq:
In Iraq, every day is Tuesday. You worked yesterday, you’re working today, and you’re working tomorrow — and it’ll be a long time before you see the weekend. The Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day” gets cited so much here that it’s become code for everything we don’t like about life in Iraq. When you’re sick of the food (roast chicken again!), you say it’s “Groundhog Day”. After the umpteenth staff meeting where you discuss the same issues, someone will invariably call out “Groundhog Day”. We’ve all become so routinized that even our term for the routine has become a cliche.