Friday, January 9, 2009

The Most Popular Man in Iraq

Clearly, General Ray Odierno wins that title. The American Viceroy in Baghdad, Odierno recently issued a memo waiving the alcohol ban in place so that our servicemembers might enjoy "two, twelve-ounce" cans of what we at UVA called "the usual beverage" while watching the Super Bowl. Good for him, and good for us.

On a related point, has there ever been an occupying Army (yes, that's what we are) who has so assiduously conformed to the local mores of the occupied? Has ever an occupying army been so gracious and sensitive? You know the answer to this one, don't you.

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