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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:34 AM
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Wherever he goes, a hush seems to follow.
http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200...

For Recruiter, Saying Go Army Is a Hard Job

EL CAJON, Calif. Sgt. Cameron Murad wanders the strip malls and parking lots of this Iraqi immigrant enclave in the arid foothills beyond San Diego. Wherever he goes, a hush seems to follow.

He stands by the entrance of a Middle Eastern grocery in khakis and a baseball cap, trying to blend in. He smiles gently. He offers the occasional Arabic greeting.

Quietly, he searches the aisles for a version of himself: an Iraqi expatriate with greater ambition than prospects, a Muslim immigrant willing to fight an American war.

There are countless hard jobs for American soldiers supporting the occupation of Iraq. Few seem more impossible than the one assigned to Sergeant Murad. As the conflict grows increasingly violent and unpopular, the sergeant must persuade native Arabic speakers to enlist and serve with front-line troops.

I feel like a nomad in the middle of the desert, looking for green pastures, said Sergeant Murad, 34, who is from the Kurdish region of Iraq.

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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:42 AM
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1. Yet They'll Fire Trained Translators For Being GAY
Idiots.
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Syncronaut Seven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:32 PM
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3. They fired their translators because they would have never bought in
to the neo-con agenda.

Chaos, was always the intended result.

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:49 AM
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2. K&R
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