I have another funny story to relate and this one happened right here in Tikrit. We got reports of a mob of VBIEDs that have been moved into Tikrit and have been very much on our toes for the last 2 days. Yesterday, we get a radio report of a VBIED that has been
captured. Well good news for all involved. Then we heard the details of HOW it got captured and were rolling. The Suicide driver had targeted a VIP from the Ministry of Oil. He had staked out a road this guy had to drive on to get to work and when he came by he tried to ram his vehicle
into the VIPs convoy and kill him. Well, he missed the VIPs SUV and smaked into a light pole. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt and received a massive head trauma. The crash also knocked all the wiring loose on the bomb so it didn't go off. When the US patrol got there, this guy was
still trying to cross the wires to get the bomb to work, but was actually wiring up 2 wires from the car stereo (his head trauma had him seeing triple) and the Iraqi Police figured it would be cruel to stop as he seemed so intent. The bomber died from his wounds at the hospital after having to put up with numerous jokes about whether or not this would get him his virgins in heaven.