October 22nd, 2008 at 12:57 pm (Afghanistan)
Afghanistan is a lot different then Iraq. Today I fielded computer systems to a unit and the commander told me that he was going to use our computer systems to find the bad guys and kill them. He then leaned in and said “Don’t you fuck it up.” I swallowed – probably a little bit of fear – and then answered him with my best fake professional smile. Assuring him that we would not ‘fuck it up’.
Its amazing to know that our systems really are helping to get the bad guys. I may not be supporting the war in uniform, but I’m still supporting it, just in a different capacity. Other then the twinge of fear that this guy would and could put his foot in my as*, I felt a moment of pride, knowing that we’re doing the right thing in being here. Even if sometimes I don’t want to be.