Tuesday, April 27, 2004

This morning on Fox, raw footage of Marines in Fallujah was being shown. These Marines had taken over an abandonded house and were drawing fire while spotting targets for air support and other units. What impressed me was the utter calm these boys possessed. They were probably outnumbered by the goblins darting around outside, but you couldn't tell by looking at them. They were relaxed, even joking, as they methodically reinforced their position and hunted out targets. The SAW gunner looked like his only concern was hearing his squad leader's commands over the din coming through the open door in front of him. These "boys" are well trained and they know it. The orcs outside didn't stand a chance.