A particularly good bit:
Sporting baggy soldiers’ camouflage pants, high-top sneakers and a back-turned “N.Y.” baseball cap, the chubby 22-year-old was showing off his breakdancing moves on a sunny afternoon in a Baghdad park.
A $ sign was shaved into his closely cropped hair.
“While others might stop being rappers after the Americans leave, I will go on (rapping) till I reach N.Y.,” said Mohammed, who teaches at a primary school.
His forearm bore a tattoo of dice above the words “gang star.” That was the tattooist’s mistake, he said; it was supposed to say “gangsta.”I am really glad the Iraqis kicked us out. It will save us money and it is time for them to run their own affairs, for good or ill.
Hat tip: Yerema Gribowski