Back in 2003 when I was an Infantry platoon leader I would patrol with my men the streets of Baghdad, sometimes using night vision goggles to penetrate the darkness. Most of the time street lamps or the moon provided enough light, so we usually only used them when looking down dark alleys or into empty homes and abandoned buildings. I would later learn that many Iraqis thought these devices also provided us with x-ray vision which they thought we were using to check out the naked bodies of their women. As a result, it was claimed, some of them began attacking U.S. troops to reclaim their lost honor. I was also told by many Iraqis that they thought the heavy body armor we wore was air-conditioned. Now it seems, troops in Afghanistan will see through walls in 2010.