A soldier at the checkpoint told me yesterday that there were two Iraqi men, laborers, who had gotten into the habit of bringing food a few times a week. These men would arrive later than the majority of the workers and talk with the soldiers as well as share food with them.
Two days ago that stopped.
The labor detail that these two men were part of had to go in earlier than usual and these men were recognized by some of the other workers. The other laborers all started shouting “Saddam’s men! Saddam’s Men!” and once identified the two workers were removed from the crowd and incarcerated by the Military Police. I’m guessing that they are in one of the POW camps today.
For all the negative news that comes out of the media, and all of the “Iraqi’s Hate America” bullshit that the media spouts, you’d think that the Iraqi’s don’t want America here, but I see the opposite with these workers every day.