Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Fog of War

Driving under Al Quds gate on the way to Prosperity.

An enormous, super-convoy, of more than 80 trucks lines up daily to bring Christmas goodies (among other things) to all Santa's girls and boys. Convoys run through "Indian Country" just as wagon trains did in their day, from Fort to Fort.


Here one of our trucks gets some adjustments from the fine maintenance company that's just "fallen in" on the previous.

Cliff drives ahead of me, with the fixed truck.


Into the Fog . . . of War.

14 comments:

DNR said...

Cool pictures. Thanks for sharing.

B.A. said...

Stay Safe. I'll be checking on you.

Lizard Princess said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I will pray for your safety and for joy this holiday.

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Great photos - I like your title. Thanks for showing what it is 'really' like in Bagdad!

Kentucky Brat said...

I pray it keeps them indoors.
Convoys in general make my heart heavy.. so be careful.

Awesome pictures... beautiful. I didn't expect to ever think of Iraq as beautiful.

Thank you

Jay said...

Just came by to wish you guys a Merry Christmas.

Stay safe!

Peanut said...

Hey there.. it's almost 9.30 Christmas Morning, here in PA. And I'm having a little online time before getting busy with going to pick up my kids, and "stuff" . Thought I'd nip on and wish you and the rest of the guys a Merry Christmas...as much as you can have, huh?

Was at a family gathering 'do' last night.. caught up with my cousin who spent 18 months over there... Saw some of his pics ... listened to some of his stories.. thanked God that I just work with kids! lol You are all brave souls..

http://thepeanutmm.blogspot.com (there's a reason this link is not in the profile.. omg, I just realized that I am turning in to a blog whore.. **turning awful red now.. **... but anyway, that's where I hang out.. )

skinnylittleblonde said...

While you have been going inot 'the fog of war,' I have just returned home from having Christmas with my family. I know that this is a liberty that I could not maintain on my own & I just wanted to say thank you for all taht you do, directly & indirectly over there & from over there. I hope you have had a warm Christmas filled with the knowledge that folks are thinking of you & wishing you well.

Pepper said...

Eerie. Thank you for showing me/us life in Baghdad.

Craig D said...

Fog = White Christmas

Well, kinda...

In a way I haven't yet figured out...

chtrbx said...

Great photos!!

Meander said...

i hope you had a most joyous christmas! thank you for sharing your life in photos with us.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Nice pics!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

russkal said...

Wow.

Those photos are surreal. The only chance I get to see those type of scenarios are in Playstation 2 games.

Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and Happy New Year!