McLeary, Paul
March 2006
Columbia Journalism Review;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p20
This article presents a narrative of the author's experience in his recent series of dispatches from Iraq, as of March 2006. Just days before I met Salih in Iraq this past January, he became a wanted man. The story, like so much else that has gone wrong in Iraq, has its roots in what was supposed to be a sign of progress. Jabara, who had a history with Salih from an earlier story, was not pleased. One evening, while we sat in the living room of Yousif's employer's guarded compound, he told of the time he bumped into a friend at Baghdad University while he was there with an American reporter.


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