I do not believe he is in Iraq. Then again I was in the North, the areas that I saw were Tel Afar Mosul, Kirkuk, Tikrit, Sammarra, ,this base called Camp Pacesetter was east of this town that started with a D. We used to run mail from there to Anaconda. I also went to Camp Taji, this base way south, which was very small, I think it was called scania. Then Harbor Gate in Kurdistan, but the area was green.
Iraq is a lot more than just sand Camp Pacesetter was flat, head a about 10 miles west and it was full of trees, date groves, etc. Some areas near Baquba, another area we ran convoy's through had thick, thick areas that came all the way up to the road, anywhere near the river's was very green.
So I question whether or not he is actually there. Then again on the Saudi Border it is said to be very sandy, I just have never been to that part of Iraq.