Did anyone see the article on Spam snipers in Baghdad in last Saturday's Torygraph magazine? It was basically some journo hanging with a bunch of good ole boys from the deep south, as they bragged about how they are the elite of the US Army, and how they spend their days and nights in Baghdad slotting raghead fanatics at 600 metres +. Now, it struck me that this was either a hoax, as a lot of it didn't 'ring true', though admittedly I'm not a sniper or anything much like it (eg, one of them claimed x number of 'confirmed kills' - well how can you be sure, shooting fleeting targets at night at 600 m?); or it was a classic example of why US hearts and minds operations don't work. That is to say, you're trying to talk the Mehdi Army down from its position of confrontation on one hand, while Cletus, Otis and the boys are whacking them from long range on the other. Anyway, just interested in any opinions.