Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Iraqi Translator

Michael Totten has a great interview with an Iraqi translator...:
    MJT: What’s it like out there now for the average Iraqi?

    Hammer: If you give average Iraqis electricity right now it will be enough. This is the most important thing. Give them power for seven days in a row and there will be no fights. After the US came and Saddam fell they earned 3 dollars a month. Now they earn between 100 and 700 dollars a month. Giving them electricity would reduce violence. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself what would happen to this Army base if the power was cut off forever and the soldiers had to spend the rest of their lives in Iraq. Do you think these soldiers would still behave normally? Iraqis are paid to set up IEDs. They do it so they can buy gas for their generator and cool off their house or leave the country. Their hands do this, not their minds....

2 comments:

Anon said...

Good post

Hidden Author said...

Let me get straight? The Iraqis murder Americans because the Iraqis are hot? Boo-friggin-hoo!!! Look I'll acknowledge that the mullahs and their terrorist servants are evil sadists who deserve to die of cancer but...anyone who would murder another human being to *fuel an air conditioner* doesn't deserve freedom and democracy. On the contrary, such creatures are perhaps the only type of people to actually *deserve* rule by mullahs and terrorists. Yep this news really makes me want to liberate Iraq!