So how do average US troops relate to Iraqis? This UK Times article proves the contempt shown by any number of "liberators":
"'Why can’t we live together in peace?', read the graffiti written on a wall in Fallujah by a weary American soldier. Next to it a colleague had scrawled: 'Die ragheads die!'"
"The US military has struggled to improve the cultural sensitivity of its troops — often raw youths on their first trip abroad — since the start of the occupation when the first soldiers to hit Baghdad slipped a Stars and Stripes over the head of Saddam Hussein’s statue. Jittery superiors swiftly ordered them to replace it with an Iraqi flag."