[At first, Kar said, he was suspicious.] I was scared that the government might have sent him to spy on me,.. No detainee in solitary confinement was allowed to talk to any other detainee, so it was unusual?. The MPs said that it was allowed only because we both were 'cleared.' Eventually, I realized he was not a spy, and I warmed up to him.
[That morning, the two filmmakers went to find a driver for a quick return trip to Balad. They did not like the looks of the driver they found, Kar said, but the man agreed to charge a bit less than they had paid the day before. Once more, they were stopped at a checkpoint near Balad.] Everything was fine,.. Then they popped the trunk.