Generation Kill

Iraq with Nasiriyah highlighted

I finally started reading Generation Kill (on loan from Chip). My favorite quote so far is from, of course, Cpl. Person, who seems to be an endless source of one-liners to end chapters with. While they’re waiting to go through of Nasiriyah, he says:

“You know that feeling before a debate when you gotta piss and you’ve got that weird feeling in your stomach, then you go in and kick ass?” he says. “I don’t have that feeling now.”

A machine gun rattles up on the riverbank.

“Stand by for shit to get stupid,” Person says, sounding merely annoyed.