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October 7, 2004

The White House asked for it, we deliver...

Sick of hearing the Bush administration complain about the lack of news stories covering "reconstruction progress" in the "New Iraq," we gave in to the pestering and asked Baghdad correspondent Orly Halpern to find some people doing something positive to create a better Iraq. What she came up with ought to lead the president to be a little more careful about what he wishes for from the press.

Nevertheless, we hope you'll take the opportunity to meet a few decent people doing their best to make the best of a terrible nightmare, sometimes with the help of and sometimes in spite of the foreign occupiers -- but always in the midst of a growing crisis that has long-since spun out of control.

"Someday this war's gonna end."
                    -- Colonel Kilgore, Apocalypse Now


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