Today in Iraq, 1 September 2011

Reuters reports (via

MOSUL – Thirty-five prisoners facing terrorism charges escaped through a sewage pipe from a temporary jail in the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police and security officials said. Police recaptured 21 and imposed a curfew on the city as they looked for the rest, officials said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol, killing one soldier and wounding two in an area just south of Baghdad, an interior ministry source said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

Quote of the day:

pilot over Mosul, “THOSE are the droids I am looking for.”

It has been 3,089 days since the Invasion of Iraq.


  1. snarkmatter says

    I read the last couple of weeks of your blog last night, which are enjoyable BTW. These QOTD’s are quite good. Where do you find them?

  2. says

    All the LT’s get together after dinner and talk about the day and the funniest thing they heard. The best one gets selected for our early bird meeting’s morale slide and then to this blog.

    So far the “Build a better idiot” one is my favorite of the deployment since it was uttered by a Major deadpan and sent the entire room of us dirty officers into a fit of giggles.

  3. Passerby says

    A question i’ve had for a while:

    Are you part of the Assassins Cav Troop that was up near the Zurbatiyah border point? I was up there for about a week in 2010, and I loved every second of it. Cav was awesome to work with.

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