MICHAEL TOTTEN POSTS ANOTHER REPORT FROM IRAQ, and you should read the whole thing. I looked for the breakout paragraph that summarizes the whole post and couldn’t find one. But I found this amusing:
â€œHeâ€™s like me,â€ he said. â€œHeâ€™s a Harvard Law grad who joined the Army after 9/11. Iâ€™m an attorney.â€
â€œYouâ€™re an attorney?â€ I said. â€œWhat are you doing out here in Iraq?â€
â€œI practiced law for three years,â€ he said, â€œthen got into investment banking. When 9/11 happened I just had to sign up with the Army. Investment banking is a lot more stressful than this.â€
â€œYouâ€™re kidding, right?â€ I said.
â€œNo,â€ he said and laughed. â€œI am totally serious.â€
If he was deployed in, say, Kurdistan I could see it. But Mushadah was stressful. Less stressful than investment banking? Investment banking in New York must really be something.