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Live From Baghdad

By on 10.15.05 | 4:45PM

Our man in Baghdad, John Connly Walsh, has just filed an eyewitness report on Referendum Day in Iraq. A sampling:

The polls closed literally a minute ago. The people in charge of security today must be letting out an immense and very long sigh of great relief!

Just as I finished typing that sentence all hell broke loose! Heavy machine gun fire, nonstop AK fire, all of it from less than 200 yards north of us. I raced up to the roof with my M-5 along with one of my colleagues who has been here twice as long as I have. All I could hear him say was: "This is much worse than right after the last election."

Read the piece in full here. It's already posted for Monday.

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