Monday, September 27, 2004

Soldiers Blogs Keep Us Informed
Want to really know what's happening in Iraq? This article outlines some Soldiers Blogs who are stationed in Iraq.
Spc. Colby Buzzell and a handful of others write unvarnished war reporting. But many of these blogs have been shut down.
Buzzell's squad was on a mission in a poor neighborhood in Mosul when two Iraqi boys ran up carrying old artillery shells. "Give me a dollar!" they said.
Another came carrying bullets and demanding money.
"Then, all of a sudden, this really skinny Iraqi kid comes running up to us with a f---- HAND GRENADE in his hand," Buzzell wrote on his war blog. "'Drop the f---- hand grenade! Drop it now!' We all started yelling. The little kid, still with this proud smile on his face that said, 'Look what I just found' just dropped the grenade on the ground, and walked over to my squad leader and said, 'Give me money!'"
The grenade didn't go off.