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Σάββατο, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011

It’s Iraq but It’s Not, Part 2

The New York Times


January 7, 2011, 5:27 pm

ERBIL, Iraq – We arrived at the checkpoint that separates Iraq from Kurdistan and waited to get in, counting the seconds. It felt as if we were in a prison and now waited to be released to a place where other Iraqis feel free – and fearless.
We live in Baghdad, the capital, which in most countries would be the cleanest and most developed city. Now, nearly eight years after the invasion, we feel only disappointment. The lack of security and services made us excited about leaving
We were traveling to another part of Iraq, the Kurdish region in the north, but it felt like we were visiting another country.