This is how
good bad the security situation has gotten in Baghdad:
It was one of the most brazen attacks on a government building in Baghdad. More than 40 men in police uniforms drove up in a convoy of 19 government-issued SUVs, to the technology and information directorate of the finance ministry. They sealed off the building, set up roadblocks outside it, walked into a hall where a British consultant was giving a lecture on computers, and shouted: “Where are the foreigners?” The consultant and his four British bodyguards were led away by a man in a police major’s uniform, without a shot being fired.