On the afternoon of July 8, 2006, four private
security guards rolled out of Baghdad's Green Zone in an armored
SUV. The team leader, Jacob C. Washbourne, rode in the front
passenger seat. He seemed in a good mood. His vacation started
the next day. "I want to kill somebody today," Washbourne
said, according to the three other men in the vehicle, who
later recalled it as an offhand remark.