I'm working on a couple of larger articles that aren't ready to go yet, but I just wanted to make a comment about the attitude and emotional state of the Minnesota soldiers I have the pleasure of covering.
Everyone seems to exude a sense of quiet confidence... "We've been here for a year, and there isn't anything we can't handle."
And after a year here everyone still seems quick with a joke and a smile. I hear a lot of laughter and see a lot of good natured ribbing.
Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)
Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/arrival_alignright_v.php