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WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY :: Kentuckian Hallucinates In Iraqi Heat

August 8, 2006

RAMADI, Iraq) — After a long day searching houses in suffocating Iraqi heat, Lance Corporal Mike Wilson of Princeton, Kentucky recalls seeing relief in the distance.

Wilson said that looking through the haze he thought he saw a Wal-Mart and was ready to get some cold water for his men when he discovered it was an illusion.

Daytime temperatures in the Iraqi summer usually range from a low of about 105 degrees Fahrenheit to about 125. Though most bases have added air conditioning, grunts must still venture out to man their posts or patrol steaming streets under an unrelenting sun.

WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY :: Kentuckian Hallucinates In Iraqi Heat

First of all, Walmart is an oasis? Whew… only in the south… [I’m from Kentucky and live in North Carolina]. And I can’t help but think of the Iraqis who have no respite from the heat, because of lack of electricity! Could that be why rummy thinks that insurgency is higher during spring, summer and fall?? They can’t possibly stay in their houses? According to Riverbend, they don’t feel that its safe enough to go outside, unless you have been threatened to leave the country.

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