I'm sure that fond memories of running three blocks in the desert heat in the hopes of getting clean water from an occupying military will be just one of the things that makes this newest Iraqi generation staunch allies of the United States in the years to come.
This isn't the Candy Bomber of Berlin Airlift fame. This is some twisted guy seeing how far a bunch of kids will run to get something American kids would hardly get out of their chairs for.
I'm all for U.S. Troops handing out water. I'm sure that the vast majority of Americans in Iraq would are happy to give water or candy or a toy or gum or whatever to Iraqi children. I'm sure they're doing just that. But when you're trying to ingratiate yourself with a population, it only takes one asshole to screw up the effort.
Thanks to Sis who found the video.
War in Iraq Iraqi Children