it was pointless

Posted: May 20th, 2018 | No Comments »
“We have to stop treating people like we’re in Fallujah,” Patrick Skinner said. “Just look what happened in Fallujah.” Photograph by Jonno Rattman for The New Yorker

“We have to stop treating people like we’re in Fallujah,” Patrick Skinner said. “Just look what happened in Fallujah.”
Photograph by Jonno Rattman for The New Yorker

from “the spy who came home,” about CIA counterterrorism agent patrick skinner who returned from iraq and became a beat cop in savannah:

Skinner spent a year in Afghanistan, often under fire from Taliban positions, and returned several times in the next decade. He kept a note pinned to his ballistic vest that read “Tell my wife it was pointless.”



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