Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker makes, I guess, his pitch for Americans to enlist to go serve in Iraq:
â€œYou canâ€™t build a whole policy on a fear of a negative, but, boy, youâ€™ve really got to account for it,â€ Mr. Crocker said Saturday in an interview at his office in Saddam Husseinâ€™s old Republican Palace, now the seat of American power here. Setting out what he said was not a policy prescription but a review of issues that needed to be weighed, the ambassador compared Iraqâ€™s current violence to the early scenes of a gruesome movie.
â€œIn the States, itâ€™s like weâ€™re in the last half of the third reel of a three-reel movie, and all we have to do is decide weâ€™re done here, and the credits come up, and the lights come on, and we leave the theater and go on to something else,â€ he said. â€œWhereas out here, youâ€™re just getting into the first reel of five reels,â€ he added, â€œand as ugly as the first reel has been, the other four and a half are going to be way, way worse.â€
Well the kids these day do like to go to movies and be scared, so a tour of duty would be just like Hostel or Saw III….