’Raq-ing Bungalow 8
To the editor:
I am a 29-year-old Army officer serving my second tour in Iraq; the first was in Baghdad, my most recent takes me further north to Mosul. On an otherwise uneventful day, I happened across George Gurley’s article “Bungalowing Iraq” online [The New York World, Feb. 19, 2007]. I write Read More
DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 13—I first met Nash a little over two years ago, in the crowded courtyard of a Damascus high school that was being used as a voting center for Iraqi refugees participating in their country’s first free elections.
He wore an Atlanta Braves baseball cap at a jaunty angle, and he practically bounced Read More
MOSUL, Iraq-”She’s lucky I didn’t shoot her,” said Sgt. First Class James Johnson, 43, of Queens, N.Y., via England and Jamaica. “We will shoot a woman in a heartbeat.”
Sergeant Johnson was recalling an encounter with a covered Muslim woman at a U.S. military checkpoint. Asked to be checked for weapons under her robes, the Read More