Occasional dispatches from Iraq

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Long story short, I have a friend in Iraq named Delshad. He is a Kurd and he lives in northern Iraq, in the northern no-fly zone. Last fall he was trying to get out of the country, but only got as far as Syria and then returned.

With the war on, I thought I’d post some excerpts from some of his messages to me, just to add his voice to the cacophony online as well as to give people a glimpse of life on the ground in Iraq.

Here’s part of what he sent me in January when he had to give up on his attempt to get out of the country.