Another Week in Iraq

Friday, January 29, 2010


Western journalists were among the targets of suicide bombers in Baghdad this week. The Washington Post and several other news organizations lost their bureaus in the blasts and their employees suffered injuries. The Post's Baghdad Bureau Chief Ernesto Londono describes what happened and talks about how long news organizations can continue their commitment to covering Iraq.

Comments [3]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Oh, wait, I remember now. It was, "but what these people believe is so stupid!" He referred to Christian activists objecting to Secular Humanism, the Association of which he was the President at the time.

People, including me, can convince themselves of anything. My spiritual beliefs make no sense, but I don't ask them to. I compartmentalize my sense and use the other to nourish my heart, against all sense.

Feb. 04 2010 07:57 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

As Isaac Asimov said, "I believe in freedom of religion, but do you know what these people believe in?"

Feb. 03 2010 11:29 PM
Svetlana Bekman from Evanston, Illinois

Londono said:

I was actually interviewing the government spokesman about these controversial hand-held devices that the Iraqis use to try to detect explosives. They've come under scrutiny because many people, including the U.S. military, thinks they don't work.

O.M.G. Do you know what he was talking about? Dowsing rods - that's right - dowsing rods! See -

Feb. 02 2010 11:50 PM

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