Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Quiet For Now

Dramatic looking house fire not far from the Al Rashid hotel.

A lot going on in Iraq this week; President Bush’s visit, the British “over-watch” of Anbar Palace, the re-convening of Parliament, and preparations for General Patraeus’ report. The media is gearing up for Patraeus’ report, however it will be more of a Washington story and less of one from Iraq

On a more personal note, I noticed this morning that Baghdad is much more calmer than it was during my previous two visits. While there are still PSDs and military convoys moving round the city creating chaotic traffic conditions, I’ve heard far, far less gunfire and explosions than in the past. I’m not reading too much into this, but there is a stark difference.

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