Wednesday, June 21, 2006

From the Embassy, a Grim Report

In a leaked memo, employees of the US Embassy in Iraq describe what it's really like living in Iraq
(Via Washington Post)

Hours before President Bush left on a surprise trip last Monday to the Green Zone in Baghdad for an upbeat assessment of the situation there, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq painted a starkly different portrait of increasing danger and hardship faced by its Iraqi employees. This cable, marked "sensitive" and obtained by The Washington Post, outlines in spare prose the daily-worsening conditions for those who live outside the heavily guarded international zone: harassment, threats and the employees' constant fears that their neighbors will discover they work for the U.S. government.

Full text of memo on WAPO site

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