A quick update on various items of interest in Iraq.
International rail links into Iraq are about to become operational for the first time since before the war.
The first train to use the lines, which will come from Syria to Iraq, is expected to arrive in Baghdad on Friday, carrying empty oil tanks that have been sitting in Syria since before the war began. The tanks “will raise the ability to move crude oil around the country by about one-third,” a civilian coalition official said Wednesday.
Note: CPT Patti is not in the 101st Airborne Division...so she still needs the Gatorade.