Monday, June 9, 2008

The Conversation: A US Marine talking to an Iraqi cabbie at a roadway checkpoint

Just like Coppola's Oscar winning original made in 1974, this new version deserves at least one Academy Award.

Spoiler: A US Marine at a roadway checkpoint, bored to tears, talking to a Baghdad-bound Iraqi taxi driver. You have to understand Marine humor in combat-a little on the sick side, but very funny. This lad's sarcasm and cynicism is profound and hilarious.

This is why the Commandant of the Marine Corps tried to have the Marines pulled from Iraq and sent to Afghanistan, because the lance corporals were complaining that they had no one to shoot at.

Of course, Secretary Gates turned him down, so now the Marines are passing the word via cab drivers for the insurgents to come out and play".

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