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Interested in touring Baghdad for a day in the near future?  You’ll want an armored version of today’s tough vehicles – whether you’re accustomed to Suburbans or 5-series BMW’s, the basic $500.00/day rental cost from some Baghdad-based shops is as good as it gets.  Don’t consider spending $60-$150K on armoring your own vehicle for Baghdad duty until your time in Iraq lengthens.  But please; do be safe.  Even as I type I see breaking news that a suicide bomber has killed 25 and wounded another forty.  

CNN’s Michael Holmes delves into this interesting world and comes out with this video.