“I love the Americans,” said Amal Saad, a petite young woman with blue contact lenses and thick red lipstick. “I like it when they come here. I feel so safe.”

Imperialism destroys sovereignty in many ways…. first militarily, followed by economically, then finally culturally.

The article’s title “Americans join brighter Baghdad scene” speaks volumes, celebrating the ability for American men to not only take Iraq’s oil but now their women, facilitated by the Iraqi bourgeois elite.