All Things Conservative has an article, and explanation, for an interview with an Iraqi woman who said she hoped God would keep Bush. When asked why, she said,
“Mother dear, since Bush came we have been eating and dressing better. Saddam only gave me 13,000 Dinars($4) every three months even though I am raising several orphans and I did not know what to do with them. Today my son is working, and even though I often do not see him for three weeks at a time we now have money so we can eat and buy clothes.”
Four dollars for three months. I don’t think even the frugalest among us could make it on anything like that here.
Go read the whole thing for a look at Iraqi customs you won’t get through reading the news.