Monday, November 10, 2008

A Baghdad Commute

Back on Oct 27, I wrote about a trip I made with a Blackwater convoy through Baghdad traffic. Last week, the BBC posted an article on their web site called Viewpoint: Bad case of Baghdadophobia. It's about life in Baghdad as an Iraqi, and specifically about commuting to work. I asked an Iraqi in that I work with if it was accurate, and she said it certainly was. Go take a look. And compare it to my experience as described in my posting. While you're at it, compare it to your commuting experience.

The upside to all this, of course, is that they can and do commute to work these days. That's a far cry from where they were a year or so ago.

They just don't all make it home at night.

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