As for The Other Quagmire, a guy who used to be a peace activist now writes:
I have been shocked at the difference between the Baghdad I found on my return and all the bad news from the city.That's here.
Despite the recent bombings, Baghdad looks dramatically different. The stores are full of supplies. The streets are crowded with people and cars. The buses are working and police are on the streets, directing traffic.
Back in June, this fellow managed to find the kind of Iraqi whom no one seems to be able to track down these days. That is, the kind of Iraqi who is glad that America is in Iraq.
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