Michael Totten

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

I would have written “Happy Thanksgiving” to all my American readers, but I have been embedded in joint Marine-Iraqi security stations in Fallujah very far from Internet access. So my holiday greeting is late.
The Marines are keeping me busy. I have tons of material, and little time to write yet. But I should, theoretically, have a proper full-length article for you on Monday (he says as he crosses fingers.) Thank you for being patient.
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Here is a picture of one of the joint security stations in southern Fallujah. It’s a large rented house where Marines live and work. Iraqi Police officers live and work in the house next door.
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Here is a picture of my “bedroom.” The station is spartan, and it is known as the nicest in the city. They do not have Internet access. Nor do they have plumbing, indoor or outdoor. This is no Hilton. Camp Fallujah is a five star spa and resort by comparison. This is where I and a Marine unit spent Thanksgiving.
I’m not complaining, though. Just showing you how it is.