Last night insurgents using heavy rocket fire and AK-47s, launched a massive ground assault directed at what NATO troops refer to as, "the giant shit pond" located at Kandahar Air Field in Southern Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Lawrence Shannon of the United States Marine Corps took a cigarette break from the firefight inside a bunker to speak briefly with an AP reporter.
"Yeah, you know, it's hard to blame those bastards for attacking the shit pond. I've only been here for a few days and I can't stand the stench either. We need to get a giant can of disinfectant in here or something."
Heavy fighting continued, with bright red tracer rounds from machine guns lighting up the night sky.