Though one might never infer it from the press coverage, most Iraqis do not live in the Baghdad morgue. Twenty-five percent of Iraqis work in agriculture, a sector that is recovering from decades of Ba’athist misrule. Farming is the nation’s premier vocational sector, and second-largest generator of GNP.
Archive for September, 2006
It was about a year ago I stood inside the MEF Operations system at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
I had a few minute window to shoot some B-Roll while there was no sensitive information on the projection screen.
A sharp young Sergeant showed me a vauge overview of what an Operational Brief would look like.
To all those who think Iraq is a distraction in the greater war on terror, Bin Laden and Al Zawahiri would beg to differ.
By JD Johannes
Michael Yon, Michael Totten, Bill Roggio, and, yours truly, have all spent considerable time in Iraq.
by Fouad Ajami
Free Press, copyright © 2006
Reviewed by Richard Nadler
In “The Foreigner’s Gift,” Professor Fouad Ajami has produced less a history of Operation Iraqi Freedom than a psychological portrait of the cultures involved. America’s attempt to “defy gravity” – to establish a functioning democracy in the heart of the Arab world – has encountered three hard cultural facts: Sunni rejection, Kurdish acceptance, and Shi’ite reticence. Ajami clarifies each attitude through interviews, biographical portraits, and historical review.