Thursday, May 17, 2007

17 May 2007, 39 days and a wake up. Since my countdown decided to go on the blink, I guess I can do this manually. Today was a little more down time. I just made the final payment for the road we built and completed last week. The U.S. Government really does pay way to much for almost everything they touch, but the road and walk path are much nicer than anything they had before. While we were out yesterday, I noticed that the Jalalabad Road construction is moving along at a fast pace and is helping considerably. At some point Kabul needs to start looking at adding more roads and streets here.
Yesterday's Stars and Stripes paper did an article about the comparison of events in Ramadi, Iraq. Here are what they printed.
April 2006 April 2007
Bomb Explosions 334 28
Indirect Fire 129 12
Uncovered Weapons 11 136

I'm not sure if main stream media reported this or not, but sad news for people like Senator Reid, it's working. The story goes on to state that the tribal leaders, Iraqi police and coalition forces are working together and things are improving.
Not much else to report for now. Be safe and have a great day.


Dixiechick said...

I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever heard the media report this. They don't want the good stuff to get out.. only the bad... Thanks for letting us know.

Stay safe.

Sarge Charlie said...

Thanks for the link to S&S, that is the kind of news America needs, 39 and a wakeup, shorttimer......

Stay Safe

MrsDub said...

39 days and a wake up before my kitchen wall goes bye-bye! You better sleep all you can on the flight home, because you're going to be one busy little camper when you get here!!!!

Comedy + said...

Hello short-timer... No we aren't getting this type of media coverage here. Everything is anti-war and all the needless deaths happening there. You know how it works here.

Stay safe and God bless.

Odat said...

Hi and

Linda said...

Thanks for printing some real facts as we're sure not going to get them from the liberal media here in this country.

Sounds like you definitely need to rest for the next 39 days as Mrs. Dub is going to be putting you to work and then some!