This picture is posted for my Niece, codename: BooBoo. I got the boys from the Recon Platoon and wanted to show off the poster that she and the sixth graders that she mentored did for us. That "hand-made" flag is now up in my room in the barracks(converted warehouse). Thanks a lot BooBoo. Congratulations on your Confirmation! This picture was being taken at about 8am after being out all night on a big operation that nabbed over 60 bad guys, some of them fairly high up in their respective organizations. We even had some major media types show up to embed with us. We actually made the news. It was Iraqi Commandos, Iraqi Army Regulars, Us, and some Special Ops types. It was nice to take a bite out of crime. I just wish it had been a bigger bite. In other good news, Thunder Six got promoted to Captain. This is long overdue in my opinion as he has been doing a Captain's job for a year now. It is about time he drew the pay. Additionally, even though I am not his biggest fan, I heard a Rumsfeld quote today that I really like: "We don't really have an exit strategy," he said. "We have a victory strategy." I couldn't agree more. If you'll recall, I hate the term, "exit strategy."