• AE

    I think the ad is perfect–in an unintended way.The little boy’s fantasies of his father and his partner as Rambo-like supermen (one-shot many kill, fists of fury!) mirror the unrealistic expectations we had about creating an indigenous military and gendarme force in Iraq.

  • The Strategist

    An excellent video. The saluting scene was my favourite – very touching, and I was personally please to see the constables saluting in the Anglophone style (palms facing outwards) rather than the American style.Also good to see the Iraqi police portrayed in a positive way, rather than the unremittingly negative impressions we receive from the western news media: tough, yet shaved, clean cut and with ironed shirts and polished shoes.