Saturday, September 25, 2004

Iraqi Reaction...

In my desire to get more people to ask me questions in the comments section, I'm going to answer the latest question posed to me. "How do the Iraqis respond to us?" I've been going out about 2 weeks now, so I think I have a pretty good idea of the answer to this one. For the most part, they try to stay out of our way and obey what directions we give them. A lot even make the effort to give us a clear lane to travel, and that works out better for all, because that way we get out of their way faster. There are those that are driving and just not paying any attention to anything and luckily 5 tons of armored truck with a machine gun mounted on top makes them wake up. I've had several close calls with inattentive drivers but none that have hit my vehicle. And then, there are those, teenage drivers who try and weave in and out of traffic not realizing that we will win any battle between our vehicle and theirs. That being said, the most important thing for us is to be clear about what we want the traffic to do. When we're clear, we usually don't have any problems. And that's good for everyone.

Today I got a grand tour of the city, going on my first long range mission and visiting lots of places in Baghdad. Depending on how much space I'm allotted on that picture site I have, we'll see how many I can post. As for now, peace out! B


Blogger fjb said...

This question probably goes way over the line of "tactfull", but I wonder, and worry about you guys, everytime I watch the news.

Are you scared, and if so, how do you deal with that?

If you find this question tasteless, then be my guest, and tell me to shove it up my **s.

Blogger neurotic_wife said...

Thanx for your answer, that was very informative....My husband works in the green zone, and ofcourse he is only allowed to go out to the ministries in SUV's or what have you. I tend to worry alot, since I aint really sure, that being in SUV's is safer or more dangerous. In anycase, so far he hasnt encountered any dangers(thank God for that).....

You keep safe now, and take care...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think about people who criticize the US for having gone in to war?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heythere, it's good to know you're driving in good srong vehicles and that takes some wory out of tings. Just make sure you keep being as safe as possible and sorry I missed seeing you at christmas, but I'll buy you a drink when you get back, be safe


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