Lee Smith on why learning Arabic is so difficult for American troops: “You have to speak the local language if you want to meet local girls. That incentive doesn't really exist in a Muslim country. This is why the Marines stationed in Cairo told me they hate it so much—it's very hard to meet local girls. It's not just that they're Americans, or that they're infidels—even Muslim men approaching Muslim women on the street are treading on dangerous ground.”
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