High Five February 25, 2008 Posted by Murdoc U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Narito, of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, gives a child a high-five during a patrol in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, Feb. 17, 2008. Updated: February 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm ◀ IN THE MAIL: Living Like Ed Tom Ridge for VP? ▶ Comments Clearly they messed up on the caption. It should have been something like ‘U.S. Soldier raises his hand to strike Iraqi child after raping and pillaging his village in a manner reminiscent of Genghis Khan.’ Godamn neocon Bishitler lying bastards. If we ever make any headway with these 13-17th century throwbacks (hey! I’m only saying that because this Blog isn’t monitored! Right??!!) it will not be by training and reorientating the men. Their whole culture and society is structured around patriarchy and male dominance. They’ll take our money, guns, computers and what ever else we hand out, listen politely to our dumbass western nonsense (known as values to us), nod their heads politely, then do what they want when we’re not looking. They ARE NOT people who dress and speak funny; with an American or other Westerner clawing to get out (only if we liberate them). They are happy with their system/s and they are the bossess. Why would they want to give it up? That’s right…………they don’t. That’s not to say some of ’em can’t be, or haven’t been converted, but it’s been less than two percent in my experience. The only hope we have are the young ones and the women (and many of them will cling to the old ways too). Mark my words…..once we expose them sufficiently (internet!) to how thngs are over here…………..they’ll want to be more western and secular, and they’ll push for change far more effectively at levels us Kufar can only dream of. Flanker: I agree 100%. I’ve long said that we won’t know if we were successful in Iraq until the people who are the little kids today are the ones running the country. Even then, there will be a lot of resistance. But we won’t have any solid info to base any conclusions on until that time. Is Sargeant Narita having a cap on the barrel of his M4, or I do not see right?