The money quote (pardon the pun) from a conversation with an Iraqi taxi driver:
Perhaps the most crushing thing we learned was that most ordinary Iraqis thought Saddam Hussein had paid us to come to protest in Iraq. Although we explained that this was categorically not the case, I don't think he believed us. Later he asked me: "Really, how much did Saddam pay you to come?"The writer, Daniel Pepper, is 23 years old. Welcome to adulthood, Daniel. You can check out the entire story at the The Daily Telegraph.