Morning in America?

I was in Nigeria in 2003 around the time that the insurgency in Iraq first started claiming American casualties after the US invasion earlier that year. Stuck in a traffic jam of Biblical proportions in Lagos, I was listening to the local radio. As a report came in about a clash in Iraq and a number of American deaths, the announcer started laughing and cheering. "Light em up!" I recall him shouting. "Get those Americans!"

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