From Michael Totten’s new piece about going on the hunt for a notorious terrorist in Baghdad:
We were possibly homing in on one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world, and I could hardly see a damn thing. Whoever it was we were chasing probably couldn’t see any better than I could. That was a good thing. Gunfire would reveal our location.
If I hear gunfire too close that isn’t ours, I thought, I’m throwing myself onto the ground and planting my face in that muck.
“The target’s pushing southeast,” someone said. “That’s back behind us.”
But then we heard a gun shot just a few blocks ahead of us on the other side of some houses.
“Shot fired,” someone quietly said into the radio.
Read it all.