FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FUUO Truthism- Backpacks and Khakis

#1 If you are wearing a backpack (especially with both straps over your shoulders) while in your khaki uniform (or SDB's or whites), I will smirk and quietly guffaw to myself.  Please note: this is an involuntary bodily response when I encounter situations, people or things that are silly and lacking in credibility...and which remind me of a 7 year old walking to school.


  1. Helmet bags are much more de rigeur.

  2. Full disclosure: My nylon (backpack material) shoulder-strapped messenger bag isn't much better than the bagpacks described above. But it is-a little- better.