Gang activity clues are appearing in Iraq and Afghanistan, too. Gang graffiti is sprayed on blast walls – even on Humvees. Kilroy – the doodle made famous by U.S. soldiers in World War II – is here, but so is the star emblem of the Gangster Disciples. ... The rise in gang activity coincides with the increase in recruits with records. Since 2003, 125,000 recruits with criminal histories have been granted what are known as "moral waivers" for felonies including robbery and assault.
More unintended consequences from invading Iraq. One would think that guys who have been working in the federal government and foriegn policy for decades - I'm talking about Rumsfeld and Cheney here - would think about these things when planning an invasion.