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Swimming in Saddam Hussein's Pool

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Ahhh... Where Freedom Rests...  This meme has been floating around interwebz lately. It was a place I had nearly forgotten about. But, I was there once. 
It was 2004 and the insurgency in Iraq was in full swing. The Military Police unit that I was in was spread thin and spread out all over the Baghdad area, which means our trucks were on the road constantly. Since ambushing convoys with IED's, grenades, and occasionally small-arms fire was the insurgencies favorite tactic - it means my shop stayed extra busy and worked around the clock to keep our guys and gals on the road.