Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Darker Shade Of Green Zone

BAGHDAD -- Several dozen soldiers and embassy staff members relaxed on the patio around Saddam Hussein's old swimming pool, shivering in the desert chill, as a boombox blared Latin rhythms over the racket of low-flying helicopters. It was Salsa Night in the Green Zone, but on a Friday evening in...For those of you who don't know I spent from 12/04 - 12/05 working in the very place the author is writing about, namely the Republican Palace in the Green Zone. There is probably only a million little tid bits and facts I could fill anybody in on, but she did a great job.From her description and from what I have heard things have changed quite a bit. I did hear that after I left the the rocket attacks had increased.I'll post some pictures from my Baghdad days soon.

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