From an AP account:
The increased security measures drew a mixed response from Iraqis – some angry over the inconvenience, others embracing any effort to stop the rampant violence.
“My friends and I who are the old women of the neighborhood went to the soldiers and welcomed them and prayed that God would help them to defeat the terrorists,” said Um Sabah of the Mashtaal area in eastern Baghdad. “Although, the presence of army and vehicles is not very comfortable, we welcome it because it is for the sake of Iraq.”
Democrats and their round-heeled Republican allies in the Congress don’t care.