03 November 2010

I quit


Granted, this is a "spur ride", a somewhat traditional ritual among cavalrymen, which takes place within the safe confines of a Forward Operating Base (FOB).  Still, there's just something not right about reflector belts and body armor...

Brought to you by Mother Jones' "We're Still at War" series.

5 comments:

David Ucko said...

Is Mr third-from-right doing a face-palm?

You'll be pleased to know I wrapped a reflector belt around one of my suitcases for my move last weekend. Looked very safe, all of a sudden, and would certainly be easily spotted in the dark.

Christopher Albon said...

I've seen Mr. third-form-right before: http://www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/wpid-picard-facepalm.jpg

Amanda Violette-Groth said...

It used to be high speed to do a spur ride. Then you were even more bad-ass to actually deploy - to a WAR zone. NOW, you gotta do a spur ride IN a "war" zone. WTF.

Andy Kravetz said...

From a civilian, I have a question of you rugged Army types. Wouldn't a reflector belt make it easier for the bad guys to see you? I mean, isn't that the whole point of camouflage?

fastsurgeon said...

DISGRACEFUL! We must stop this horrible slide that believes we can create a world devoid of all risk. Triple facepalm