From Salam Pax's hilarious account of his house being searched by American soldiers:
Now the guy who was in charge starts trying to cover his ass and asks a lot of pointless questions, one of the more surreal ones was "so if one of your sons is writing for a foreign newspaper why are you still here?".Wait a sec. This sounds suspiciously like a question that could only be asked by a customs official at JFK. You mean they're sending those guys to Iraq now?