The Iraqi opportunity
: Keep reading G’s blog from Baghdad. In his latest dispatch, he says that if he were in Beirut, Grozny, or Tehran right after a war, you’d be seeing assassinations and kidnappings everywhere. But in Baghdad, people are trying to get back to normal. They’re going shopping.
Electricity is almost as normal as in the days of Saddam, the markets are just beautiful, people are going out shopping for clothes, satellite dishes, or just buying cokes, you have families in the streets, Americans in humviees surrounded by kids, security is much better and people are still selling beer on the side walks in some districts of Baghdad in spite of all the fiery sermons by Shi