mp3 of Jacob Appelbaum’s excellent talk at Webzine, here’s an excerpt:

One of things that I did when I was in Iraq which is probably worth mentioning is I went to the border of Iran, and that was the first time I ran into American soldiers there. And it was kind of funny, that I had kind of ruined their Vietnam war movie, gung ho-ness. Where they’re walking down the street with their M4 rifles, and all of a sudden there’s this guy wearing all black with wacky hair:

“Hey everybody, how’s it going, solider?”

“What are you doing here, where are you from?”

“Oh, I’m on vacation. What are you doing here?