Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Iraq: The City of Walls

I came to investigate the America military's report that violence is falling in Baghdad. That life in this city is improving. That the US surge has transformed the city. But it has taken me a month to just to organize safe passes through my city. It's a journey that would be impossible for a foreign journalist. What I found contradicts all the official reports. Baghdad is a city where one street is at war with the next. Where the people are more desperate than I have ever seen them. It has been transformed into a city of walls.