Michael Totten visited Ramadi in Anbar and reports.
“It was nothing we did,” said Marine Lieutenant Colonel Drew Crane who was visiting for the day from Fallujah. “The people here just couldn’t take it anymore.”It is quite long. You should read the whole thing. Lots of pictures. Happy smiling faces.
What he said next surprised me even more than what I was seeing.
“You know what I like most about this place?” he said.
“What’s that?” I said.
“We don’t need to wear body armor or helmets,” he said.
I was poleaxed. Without even realizing it, I had taken off my body armor and helmet. I took my gear off as casually as I do when I take it off after returning to the safety of the base after patrolling. We were not in the safety of the base and the wire. We were safe because we were in Ramadi.
What happened? It seems like living under Islamic fascism is not as popular in practice as it is in theory.
Cross Posted at Classical Values and at The Astute Bloggers