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July 7, 2008

Your Turn: Keepers Of The Palace

Camp-Victory-Reenlistment

Thanks for the kind words, and for filling up The BAG while I was off for a few days.  While I was taking a break from all things electronic, quite a few of you wrote me about the re-enlistment ceremony at Camp Victory in Baghdad. 

What struck me first was that this guy really must be on the way out to miss this kind of photo op. 

Second, the military must have been pretty desperate not just for the 5,500 years of additional commitment, but for the recruiting poster otherwise advertising the the scale of America’s occupying force and the fact that the U.S. is the real keeper of the palace over there.

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(image: Erik de Castro/Reuters. July 4, 2008. al-Faw palace, Camp Victory, Iraq.)

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