That some of the usual suspects have not come along to claim that the photo was faked or coerced. Surely you know that every word out of CENTCOM is a lie and that there are NO happpy people anywhere in Iraq.
A group of Iraqi children from the Hateen School in Iskandaryiah, Iraq, crowd around as U.S. soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, talk with them during a visit to the school district, Nov. 10, 2005. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael J. O'Brien
Looks like kids anywhere to me. Groomed, fed, and having fun.
H'mmm...I have a problem picking out the girls.