“I Had My 1st Gun Pointed At Me Today”

By Brian 

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is anchoring from Baghdad this week.

“I had my first gun pointed at me today,” he writes. “We were in a car, waiting for an Iraqi patrol to pass by. The Iraqi police ride around in these tricked-out pickup trucks with 50-caliber guns mounted in the back. It reminds me of Somalia and the technicals.

…This guy pointed his machine gun straight at my car. He was telling us to stay back. We waited until they were about 50 yards ahead before we started on our way. No reason to take any chances.”