Thirty-eighth and Bulloch

“We write these strategic white papers, saying things like ‘Get the local Sunni population on our side.’ Cool. Got it. But, then, if I say, ‘Get the people who live at Thirty-eighth and Bulloch on our side,’ you realize, man, that’s fucking hard—and it’s just a city block. It sounds so stupid when you apply the rhetoric over here. Who’s the leader of the white community in Live Oak neighborhood? Or the poor community? ‘Leader of the Iraqi community.’ What the fuck does that mean?”
Patrick Skinner, a former CIA operative turned Savanna, Georgia police officer, as quoted in The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, New Yorker, May 7, 2018, by Ben Taub