Came across this during my AM scanning of the news and blogs, guess some Iraqi's are offended by having different bathrooms and not able to share the ones the US does, reminds me of a different time in the US. Wonder if a little education might be helpful here?? Otoh, surprised to hear we are paying interpreters between 80K and 120K, who the f.. set this salary structure?? Is this a security issue or a lifestyle issue, here is an idea convene a congressional inquiry, spends thousands and then do nothing.. http://www.kansascity.com/news/world/story/217995.html FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq | The sign taped to the men‚Äôs latrine is just five lines: ‚ÄúUS Military Contractors Civilians Only!!!!!‚ÄĚ It needed only one: ‚ÄúNo Iraqis.‚ÄĚ Here at this searing, dusty U.S. military base about four miles west of Baqouba, Iraqis ‚ÄĒ including interpreters who walk the same foot patrols and sleep in the same tents as U.S. troops ‚ÄĒ must use segregated bathrooms. Another sign, in a dining hall, warns Iraqis and ‚Äúthird-country nationals‚ÄĚ that they have just one hour for breakfast, lunch or dinner. American troops get three hours. Iraqis say they sometimes wait as long as 45 minutes in hot lines to get inside the chow hall, leaving just 15 minutes to get their food and eat it. It has been nearly 60 years since President Harry S. Truman ended racial segregation in the U.S. military. But at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, it is alive and well, perhaps the only U.S. military facility with such rules, Iraqi interpreters here say. Precisely who ordered the rules is unclear. ‚ÄúThe rule separating local national latrines from soldiers was enacted about two to three rotations ago,‚ÄĚ Maj. Raul Marquez, a spokesman for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, wrote in an e-mail.