Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Summer in the city, Baghdad version


Steven D. Green, former U.S. soldier, accused rapist. (AP Photo/Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

"civil war… death… killing… bombing… rape…" Riverbend describes life in Baghdad this summer.

Buses, planes and taxis leaving the country for Syria and Jordan are booked solid until the end of the summer. People are picking up and leaving en masse and most of them are planning to remain outside of the country. Life here has become unbearable because it's no longer a 'life' like people live abroad. It's simply a matter of survival, making it from one day to the next in one piece and coping with the loss of loved ones and friends...

Read all of it.

2 comments:

sfmike said...

I can't bear to, actually. Are you in touch with the people you just visited? I really want to hear your take on what's going on.

R2K said...

: )

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