Baghdad doesn't feel like a city under siege, says World Editor David Scott, who recently returned from a trip to Baghdad (see story). Traffic is heavy. Businesses are bustling. There's construction going on. But then come the reminders that, for brief moments almost every day, there is conflict.
"A pair of Bradley Fighting Vehicles can be seen occasionally sliding into a traffic rotary, and the goggled machine gunner on top is crouched over his sights, swinging his weapon at this target and that. Or, you'll be eating dinner or breakfast, when a thump, thump, thump can be heard in the distance," says Dave.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
PERHAPS THAT IS BECUASE BAGHDAD IS NOT A CITY UNDER SEIGE