Signs are everywhere
strengthandhonor.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/eshabi_1.JPG This is another example of progress that is lost on most journalists. As the man who handles intelligence for an infantry unit, it is my business to notice the stuff you see in this picture. Baghdad is a mess in many ways. The streets are filthy. Garbage is everywhere, and the place smells terrible in most areas. These conditions preceded the invasion. Since the invasion, there have been thousands of instances of anti-coalition grafitti. This has been going on for the past two years. What is new is what you see in this picture. The grafitti is *painted over by the locals! *This is increasingly common. We don’t paint over grafitti. We don’t have the time, and most of it is on private property. What we are hearing in most areas is that the locals are no longer afraid to do so themselves.
from: Major K.