Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Car Bombs Over Dinner

A little Iraqi girls stares into the camera.

We’re getting car-bombed this evening. So far there have been no less than three massive explosions within the course of twenty minutes, all within a quarter mile of the villa. The windows have been shaken, doors rattled, and dinner conversations abruptly stopped. “Wow, that was a pretty good thump”. It all serves as a poignant reminder as to where we are, and the dangers that lurk closer than we believe. Sometimes we forget.


Anonymous said...

Three massive car bombs? The violence continues? But your favorite blogger says it will all be over by the end of the year / beginning of Jan and we can all go home! Huh?
I'm taking extra cynical medication before arrival.
Will be in Scotland before heading out and make sure to pick you up a "Starbucks Scotland" mug. D.

Hope said...