We have a guy at work named Tim who had served in the military. You could never tell by looking at him or his personality, but he speaks fluent Spanish. After a story about learning it, he told me that Spanish was the "2nd language" in Iraq which I immediately doubted. I assumed it was Kurdish or some other middle-eastern language. But as far as a more foreign language, like most other countries it'd probably be English due to the former superpower status of the British Empire and now the United States. While Spain conquered many lands, unlike the British they didn't really have anything near Iraq during the Age of Imperialism. I tried to look it up and found nothing with anything confirming Tim's "fact". Anybody ever heard of a major influx of Spanish speakers in Iraq?