A nice story:
“Iraqi civilians fleeing heavy fighting [in central Iraq] have stunned and delighted hungry US marines by giving them food.
“‘They had slaughtered lambs and chickens and boiled eggs and potatoes for their journey out of the frontlines,’ [a Marine sergeant] said. At one camp, the buses stopped and women passed out food to the troops, who have had to ration their army-issue packets of ready-to-eat meals due to disruptions to supply lines by fierce fighting further south.
“In broken English [an Iraqi] told a correspondent travelling with the marines: ‘We like Americans,’ adding that no one liked Saddam Hussein because ‘he was not kind.'”
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