Thursday, July 27, 2006

Vigilus Salutus

Always vigilant, I saw that there was a piece in the Washington Post about soldier morale in Iraq, which I thought might help me save some face from an earlier post. The article, unmincingly titled "Waiting to Get Blown Up," notes (yet omits) the soldiers' abundant profanity when commenting on their role and responsibility there. If you recall, in my first post on the latest Ken Burns documentary, I had expected the profanity uttered by Burns' martial subjects to be directed to our current occupation of Iraq (when in fact the doc, titled The War, presents soldiers' recollections of World War II). Just covering all the (military) bases for swearing here (and there are indeed many).

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