Well-Meaning Projects Stir Contempt in Iraq The Army touts its programs for establishing good will in Iraqi villages, such as paying villagers to collect trash in their neighborhoods. The experience of one patrol shows how a well-meaning project can engender hostility and mutual contempt between villagers and soldiers.
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Well-Meaning Projects Stir Contempt in Iraq

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Well-Meaning Projects Stir Contempt in Iraq

Well-Meaning Projects Stir Contempt in Iraq

Well-Meaning Projects Stir Contempt in Iraq

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The Army touts its programs for establishing good will in Iraqi villages, such as paying villagers to collect trash in their neighborhoods. The experience of one patrol shows how a well-meaning project can engender hostility and mutual contempt between villagers and soldiers, as well as the culture of dependency that conservatives warn against.