Yesterday’s refrigerator problem remains today’s refrigerator problem The circulation fan that resides in the freezer compartment died in service. While the upper compartment stayed somewhat cold, the lower compartment is far to warm for safe food storage. All possible contents have been transferred to a chest cooler along with freezer packs.
The fan, of course, must be ordered. The best estimate is for repairs to be completed Thursday. If not, it will be a long holiday weekend without a working fridge.
The latest news is that a total of 800 troops are now assigned to Iraq. They are intended to provide security to troops and other personnel already deployed. This will include the Baghdad airport, and security details for the embedded advisors. To aid in this mission, helicopters will be deployed as well as unmanned aircraft. There will, of course, be the required maintenance troops and helicopter aircrews.
Forgive my hindsight, this looks a lot like VietNam II. But there is a higher level of institutional idiocy about Iraq. We’ve already fought that war and left it behind. To cycle the whole damned thing again is just unbelievable.
Words fail at this point. I can only hope that the deployed folks make it home without looping the entire process.