Chicago Tribune (MCT)
CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Press has a hot book on its hands, with some solid advice for U.S. military in Iraq:
Make friends with the Iraqis. Stay out of political and religious arguments. Try speaking in Arabic — even if you're not good at it.
"American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis ... like American soldiers or not," the book admonishes.
The advice, which sounds like it could be lifted from a lesson book from the war on terror, was actually written 65 years ago during World War II and recently discovered by the University of Chicago Press. It's called "Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq During World War II."