More Iraqi Urban Legends
I posted an entry back in 2004
about Iraqi urban legends regarding the American troops. Three years later the same urban legends still seem to be going strong over there. And a new article in Stars and Stripes
lists some more:
- U.S. troops eat children
- U.S. servicemembers use poison-tainted bullets
- Americans peek through women’s clothing with X-ray sunglasses
- Americans’ berets are dyed with blood
- Americans have a “cold pill” that they take so they do not get too hot in their gear
The article notes that the belief in the legends seems to be getting worse because, now that we've driven most of the educated middle class out of the country "the remaining population is likely to be unschooled and susceptible to the distortions.
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