Recently, I was "blessed" with a trip to Iraq having work at the now infamous Camp Cropper outside of Baghdad International Airport and the reopened penal facility at Abu Ghraib. The food is rationed and includes beans, a few liters of water, canned meat....well under two pounds per day and usually only in a single meal (morning). No one has died from malnutrition. There is not one fat POW in the group (anymore). The incident of disease is far less than expected according to the International Red Cross folks I spent a great deal of time with. I had the opportunity to talk with a number of very intelligent Iraqis many who were part of the Deck of Cards. When I asked them about their appetites, their hunger, to a one the responses were similar. They had learned to adjust over a period of days and weeks but the hunger cravings had been either severely reduced or eliminated all together. Would they prefer to eat more? Sure. Did they need to eat more? No. The entire time I spent there, not one POW asked or attempted to bribe me for more food. Tobacco? Oh, yes. Water?, Yep. Food? Not one. The Simple Two Pound Diet works as advertised...even when it is implemented on those who, shall we say, didn't exactly choose to use it.