U.S. AID offers this photo so we'll appreciate what our tax dollars are doing for the emerging Iraqi "free press."
A reporter for McClatchy news service in Baghdad wrote on May 5:
Now that Riverbend and family are leaving the hell the U.S. has made of Iraq, some of the most immediate testimony from that suffering country comes from blog posts by McClatchy News' local staff. If you want to know what it is like to live and work in Baghdad, almost daily installments are available.
By working with U.S. newspapers, these folks have very likely given themselves a death sentence when -- there is no "if" -- the U.S. leaves Iraq. Folks in the peace movement must agitate our government to admit the masses of refugees who will continue to stream out of that broken country.