It’s been raining all morning and it’s cold. The entire camp must be an unnavigable mess of mud by now; I’ve heard rifle fire from the range all morning so they must be having a blast over there.
It’s only a week until the Iraqi elections and speculation is rampant about what’s going to happen. Of course everyone is going to be extra-vigilant this week and the conventional wisdom is that things could get pretty hairy around here. I have a contradictory hunch though – not based on any kind of secret Army information or elite local intelligence gathering during my extensive forays to the PX and DFAC, just my own intuition – that the terrorists are going to focus their efforts on Iraqis, not us.
There are only so many of these terrorist assholes, and they only have so much operational capability. To me, it seems like it would be a more likely move on their part to keep killing Iraqis, rather than wasting their time (at this crucial moment in Iraqi history) lobbing random mortars into Camp Liberty, since neither I nor anyone else stationed here can vote in this election.
I may be wrong – I’m just a lowly E4 who has too much time on his hands. Guess we’ll find out in the coming week.