After visiting a marketplace in Iraq, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, described it as a safe, busy place..."like a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime."
According to a NYT article, Pence and other members of the congressional delegation who visited the market wore bulletproof vests and were escorted by more than 100 soldiers in armored Humvees. In addition, U.S. sharpshooters were posted on nearby roofs and attack helicopters circled overhead.
Who knew Indiana had gotten so dangerous?
For more thoughts on marketplaces in Indiana, courtesy of my friend Jan, click here.