Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Mud Huts, Chai Tea and...Cars?

I was talking with two of our cultural advisors, one a native Iraqi, the other a native Tunisian, both now US citizens. Here in Iraq, their job is to advise, translate, and do other things to help out the US soldiers who interact daily with the Iraqi civilians and government officials.

They were telling me about sitting around with the Jundi, the Iraqi soldiers, the correct translation would be "private" I guess, as their ranks don't exactly translate. While the officers were out of the room, they said the jundi asked them all sorts of questions about America. Where they lived, what it was like, and curiously, they asked repeatedly about their cars.

Read the rest:
4 Mile Creek: I Actually Do Have My Druthers

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