Description As you can see, I titled this photo 'Why Americans Are Fortunate.' Why? In our country, almost all of us will live an entire lifetime without seeing, even once, police rolling around the streets in pickup trucks with machineguns mounted behind the cab. For the little Iraqi girl in the picture, who I think was only around 10 years old at the time, sights like that were an everyday occurrence.in 2004. I took this photo during the second half of my tour in Iraq, after I had moved from being a tank platoon leader to working with government agencies and contractors as we worked to rebuild critical infrastructure and civilian institutions.Have a great day. If you've decided to purchase a print or framed version of this photo, you have my thanks.