This is Exactly the Kind of Moronic Shit that the US Military can be Expected to Pull
Look at this, they throw her Koran on the ground and handcuff her.
I mean, it's not the end of the world, right? She didn't get shot, right?
But it's exactly the kind of thing which will piss of the Iraqis.
It's from the Sydney Morning Herald.
What were they thinking? Oh, that's right, they weren't thinking.
That's why we shouldn't have soldiers(i.e. targets) over there, and instead should be removing the soldiers to a half-dozen (ok, 60 at first) small bases which can provide a rapid reaction force if fighting breaks out.
Leave the reconstruction, mostly, to the Iraqis, who are, in case you didn't notice, well under employed.
The entire GDP of Iraq before the war was about 60 billion dollars, which means for the 87 Bush is getting in his SUPPLEMENTAL we could hire every single of the 22 million Iraqis at their old wages.