Army Sgt. Dave Sterling was serving in the Sunni Triangle in Iraq in 2003 the day Saddam Hussein was captured by American forces.
Some Iraqis were dancing in the streets, celebrating the impending demise of a dictator. Supporters of Hussein, however, threw razor blades at the soldiers.
Now, 17 years later, Sterling reads and watches news reports of what appears to be an escalating conflict between the U.S. and Iran. Much of it is taking place in Iraq.