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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:27 am    Post subject: Iraq Reply with quote

What does the last sentence below mean?


"We fight it one day at a time," said Capt. Phillip Ash, who commands Company K in the Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, which patrols central Ramadi.

"Some days you're the windshield," he said, "some days you're the bug."
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Iraq Reply with quote

hiromichi wrote:
What does the last sentence below mean?


"We fight it one day at a time," said Capt. Phillip Ash, who commands Company K in the Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, which patrols central Ramadi.

"Some days you're the windshield," he said, "some days you're the bug."


The windshield is the part of the car that protects the people riding in the car from getting hit with bugs. A bug that gets in the way of the car gets splatted (that's what bugs do when they hit a windshield on a car going fast--it's slang; I'm not sure it's a "real" word) on the windshield.

So I think he means sometimes they are successful and sometimes they aren't. Sometimes they succeed in protecting, and sometimes they get hit.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Iraq Reply with quote

Lorikeet, Thank you very much for your clear explanation.
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