My friend Trish is down to about six weeks on her six month hitch in Iraq. She has described her stay there as rather like the movie Groundhog Day in that every day is exactly the same. She's in a support position so she 's not in the line of fire so it's kind of like an office job, just in a war zone. But there is still an element of danger simply from being where she is. I'm glad that her stay has been boring and hope that it continues to be boring until she returns home. In Iraq, boring is good.