exatcly!! man that shit just brought back some crazy ass memories. imagine you are on a mounted patrol with two humvees, 8-10 guys. you are on a mission, not sight seeing. if you get bogged down then you are a easier target by far. i remember we would hit shit, bump other cars, ect. one good way to het into a gate is to give it a little nudge.
The Iraqi people have been briefed on what to do if they see a military vehicle approaching them from the rear or front. Move the Hell out of the way in a big hurry or get bumped. If they get bogged down in traffic, like the above post said they are an easier target. You also do not know if a car is a rolling bomb or not as well. If you are stopped one could easily come up beside you or more and blow you up. For the most part, we are not liked there and the muslim culture there and some other middle eastern countries is none like no other. For the most part, anything that happens on a daily basis is the will of Allah and that is how they believe. Most do not put thier kids in seat belts in the cars etc. I seen some terrible accidents in Kuwait living there for a year because its Allah's will.