This picture was taken at sunset down on the shore of Lake Habbaniyah. This area is part of the KBR complex. We would be jealous but the lake is so polluted that they would prefer we not even look at it lest we get struck down with some form of exotic illness. The photo almost makes it look like this is a nice place. Do not be deceived by this, TQ is actually not a nice place. Thats not to say that there are not nice places in Iraq....I'm sure there are some places here that are quite lovely. Apparently these places make for really bad places to put military installations though. I think that they are worried that a pleasant environment might blunt the warrior ethos. Not that I am bitter....really. I had no expectations of leisurely boat rides down the Tigris or fishing trips of lake Habbaniyah. I am just wondering if it would kill them to burn the trash OUTSIDE the camp somewhere.
As you can tell there is not too much going on at the moment here at TQ. We are almost done with our 4th month in Theatre. If we manage to get out of here a little early like the unit we replaced that means we have a little less then 8 months left. It also means the we are preaty much at the halfway point of the deployment. This is good news....its all downhill from here!