C3 is military shorthand for Command, Control and Communications, all necessary tools for victory in combat. C3 in Baghdad stood for Chaos, Corruption, and Carnage for 5 long years.
Murder, rigged bids, stunning heroism, and gross incompetence stood shoulder to shoulder in a Wild West Atmosphere awash in ………….individual $100 dollar bills.
An Ak-47 could be had for five bucks and a bottle of whiskey landed you an anti tank rocket.
It was a world where some contractors made more bootlegging liquor and running guns than they did fighting on behalf of the US taxpayer.
Anything and everything was for sale, life was cheap, thieves prospered and heroes died. That was Iraq shortly after the war, where anything could, and did, happen.
This is the story the media never told you about, because Private Military Contractors refused to speak to the media. But they opened their souls to me, for I was one of them.
So for the first time you get to hear the unvarnished reality of their mysterious world. In other words, you finally get to hear the one thing missing for all those years in the cauldron that was Iraq.