By September 22, 2006 0 Comments Read More →

Electronic Postcards from Baghdad

Here are links to a selection of eye-opening passages from Riverbend’s Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog From Iraq, as they were first published on her blog. I’ve probably included too many, but I circled even more page numbers in the book. So many entries contained information I hadn’t known, or a viewpoint I hadn’t considered, or simply put it all together in a compelling way. If you only have time to follow one of these links, read the last entry. Maybe it’s a banal observation on my part, but realizing that we share some of the same pop culture with Baghdadis seems to illustrate our common humanity better than any platitudes could.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Fuel Shortage . . .

Our country is going to be led by members of religious parties and tribal sheikhs–can anyone say Afghanistan?

Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Phantom Weapons . . .

We were never a threat to America . . . Congratulations, Bush–we are a threat now.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

And Life Goes On . . .

“Please dress appropriately next time you come here.” The man said to me.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Chalabi for the Nobel Peace Prize . . .

And that is why Ahmed Chalabi deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

September 11, 2005 . . .

We didn’t have the problem of Muslim fundamentalists–that was a concern for neighbors like Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Movies and Dreams . . .

Congratulations, Americans–not only are the hardliner Iranian clerics running the show in Iran–they are also running the show in Iraq.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Thank You for the Music . . .

I found out very recently that the interpreter killed was a good friend–Alan, of Alan’s Melody, and I’ve spent the last two days crying.




About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

Post a Comment