Friday, November 05, 2004

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

President Bush has been re-elected to be our President for the next 4 years. Luckily, without all the problems of what happened in 2000. Now, hopefully we can agree that Bush had the popular vote and is the actual President. There are many things I don't agree with that Bush believes in, but I take it personal when people have the audacity to say the American public is stupid for re-electing him. I for one, have become optimistic in the way it turned out. Hopefully, democrats and republicans can stop fighting and start working together.

Arafat looks like he wont be around much longer. Stricken with some apparent illness. We have been all joking around here that the Israeli's probably gave him something that has made him critically ill. Like poison his food or something. My buddy joked around saying that's why the news papers in Israel said he died, because the shit they gave him they know will kill him. I understand there are alot of Palestinians that don't support Arafat, so the only ones that may really miss him is Hamas and other terrorist organizations. I don't necessary agree with Israel in the way it sometimes conducts business in the West Bank, but one thing I do know, is Arafat did nothing to try and stop the senseless suicide bombings happen in Israel.

It is nice to finally get a break from all the non-stop training we have been doing, and having 2 weeks to rest and not really do much. We just did a 15 mile road march last week, and a 20 mile road march coming up. After doing so many road marches, the 15 mile road march seemed like a piece of cake. So, I'm not too worried about this 20 mile road march coming up. The problem isn't being too tired to walk, the problem is keeping your feet from blistering to where you're in agony when you're walking. It is a good way we train ourselves to become mentally tough.

Recently, we had a few guys from our Brigade died over in Iraq. IED of course, which seems to be really the most dangerous thing for US Soldiers. I am not afraid to get into a fire fight with the enemy. Anyone that tries to get into a confrontation with us will be destroyed, but one thing I am afraid of us getting hit by an IED. I've actually had some bad dreams about that. Not much you can really do about that.