Friday, March 21, 2008

Baghdad Life

My friend Sarmad is Iraqi. He left his country after the American invasion, and moved to the US where he got a Master in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. He's now a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where he writes a blog.

I find his articles fascinating. To be able to read the thoughts of an Iraqi who lived there when the war began, what he thought of Saddam, how he lived before and how he reacted to the invasion, how he deals with living far away from his endangered family today gives an incredibly humane side to this sad, never-ending story...

For once, the news is not about anonymous deaths and far away cities, it's about one man and his family's lives.

If you want to know more about the Iraq War, and how the Bush administration butchered it, you should absolutely watch "No End in Sight" the fantastic documentary by Charles Ferguson. Netflix it today.

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