The dude on the left is NOT an American Soldier. He's an American trained Iraqi National Guardsman. Scary looking, no? He's good news and here's why: The guy looks like he's got the esprit de corps that the nascent ING needs to grow into a potent fighting force to battle the Islamohadeen nutjobs tearing up the place. Frankly he looks as mean, well armed and ready to rumble as the American standing next to him. I bid him and his brave countrymen well.