Moron Janice Karpinski
I blogged about this a week ago
; it looks like it's starting to register on radar screens elsewhere (not a criticism; I wouldn't have found the story if I hadn't been searching around some of the Lefty blogs).Mudville Gazette notes
:Like any other urban legend, this one has its basis in truth.
Dark? Few lights? - True. Light tends to help terrorists aim mortars.
Latrines are located away from sleeping quarters - also true. In 120 degree heat you don't want to sleep next to the latrine. And there are health concerns beyond the unpleasant (to all but the flies) smell. But this means that when nature calls, you must walk. And if nature calls in the middle of the night, you get out of your bunk, don all your gear (including Kevlar and armor, depending on the threat level) and take a moonlight stroll.
More Than Loans caught the point
I noticed; that the specific incident of a female Master Sergeant dying in Iraq has not happened.