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Rajiv Srinivasan, of Roanoke, Va., is a lieutenant in the United States Army. He served 12 months as a Stryker platoon leader in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province and returned to the United States earlier this year. His previous posts on At War can be seen here.

This one in particular, stands out:

Of Friends and Fighters

1 posted on 09/28/2010 2:34:42 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

If it were other than the NYT, I would. But I won’t.

I won’t soil my browser with it. Thanks for posting the excerpt.


2 posted on 09/28/2010 3:28:14 AM PDT by rlmorel (Puritianism is the fear someone is having fun. Liberalism is the fear someone is making money...)
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To: Palter
"“Gah!” I shuddered like a little girl as a fat drop of arctic water fell on my face from the leaking roof. It was enough to purge me from any further attempt at sleep, and an ample reminder that, “Oh yeah…I live with the Afghan National Army now.” "

This peckerwood is an Lt.?

Damkn...just damn.

3 posted on 09/28/2010 3:46:47 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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“Gah!” I shuddered like a little girl as a fat drop of arctic water fell on my face...

Waterboarding our troops is now okay??????

5 posted on 09/28/2010 4:47:00 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Palter
One cannot play roulette with a semi-auto... heck if it were a Beretta... the firing pin or ejector was probably already broken.

LLS

7 posted on 09/28/2010 4:50:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Palter

Read the article on Khafka that is linked on this page. Far more interesting. The writer (his name is Elif Batuman) is pretty good.


11 posted on 09/28/2010 6:12:38 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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