Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Iraqi Soccer - We Are the Champions
In case you were living in a cave this weekend...
Iraq Wins the 2007 Asian Cup
While we were donning our protective gear because it was raining lead in the IZ, the rest of the city was one big party. The Iraqi soldiers in our area were driving around with flags waiving, horns honking. It was like a Superbowl party in the winning city.
Our personnel down south drove around Baghdad Airport with some Iraqis waiving the flag and celebrating. This was one of those rare moments when everything was right in this town.
...now, back to the war.
posted by El Capitan at 12:29 PM
I was stoked to see them win (also, I can't stand Saudi Arabia). Good on 'em, they really needed this.10:10 PM
That was a good moment for the Iraqis. Hopefully they will have many more proud moments in the near future.8:34 AM
BLIND NAVY VETERAN ACCOMPLISHES THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
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And remember, the Navy has a tradition of helping their own.