We woke today to the muted sounds of thumps and booms. One big one, followed by a smaller one. Then mortars flew over our home. It was another attack on the Green Zone, and it killed two people.
While the Administration indulges in happy talk, Iraq is getting worse and worse. Just today, another Iraqi journalist was killed by American troops.
In Ramadi, the insurgent stronghold du jour.
When I left on Feb. 2, Iraqis observed their own weekend: half a day off on Thursday and off on Friday, the Islamic holy day. Since I’ve returned, the Allawi government has proposed Friday and Saturday as the days off… Which has prompted charges of a Jewish plot against Iraqis.
BAGHDAD â€” Yesterday was an uneventful arrival day, spent meeting with the staff, saying hello and enjoying the labors of our new chef (who can make a mean lasagna, oddly enough)â€”until the insurgents mortared us.