Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's Not What You Think

I walked into the villa’s dining room the other day at lunchtime and was surprised to see three of our Iraqi security people sitting there finishing up lunch during what is supposed to be the fasting period of Ramadan. I asked one of them why he was eating lunch during Ramadan, and he explained it like this; there are pious, deeply religious, people out there that adhere to all of the customs and traditions required by the religious holiday. Those are the radical Muslims/insurgents. The rest of us are human and get hungry. We're the other 98% of Iraq.

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