Iraqi insurgents aka "Sons of Iraq" getting salaries - how do you say "w00t!" in Arabic?

I mean how cool is that http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_iraq_sons_of_iraq ? The earstwhile errr… anti-imperialist freedom fighters have wiped out Al Qaeda and are now haggling over salaries they deserve for being nice, loyal defenders of the republic? I wonder why it took thousands of lives and billions of dollars wasted for the powers that be to finally arrive at such a natural and proper state of things…

“Subhan allah” is a pretty close approximation of w00t.

Mostly because they’re Sunni, and at one point in time were in hostilities with the Shia, who prevail in the government. It’s a rough situation. Good to hear the government finally started paying some of them though.