How safe is it to go to current day Baghdad as a tall American white dude who speaks only English?

Safe in terms of bodily harm, abduction and/or robbery. Can I roam around in tourist areas of Baghdad without any enhanced danger due to my background?

closed as primarily opinion-based by David Richerby, user 56513, Robert Columbia, Tor-Einar Jarnbjo, bytebuster Apr 11 at 21:26

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    Welcome to TSE. Your question as stated is too broad and opinion-based to be answerable. You haven't told us the purpose of the trip, what you plan to do, or where you plan to stay, or what research into the matter you've already completed. But as of April 9, 2019, the official U.S. State Department guidance is Do Not Travel: Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict. U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping. – choster Apr 11 at 16:51
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    IMHO this question can be improved and is borderline acceptable. – Hanky Panky Apr 12 at 8:09

Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel

Source: U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, April 9, 2019

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