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John Connly Walsh

BAGHDAD — I have just flown back to Baghdad from London after a one-week visit. On the return trip the airline lost my baggage. I returned to Baghdad Airport the next day to see if anything had turned up. With…

BAGHDAD (Oct. 24) — A series of massive explosions hit Baghdad at sunset this evening. The explosions are now reported to have been two car bombs and, for good measure, a cement truck filled with explosives! They were detonated right…

BAGHDAD — Right on the dot at noon, the trial of Saddam and seven co-defendants made an abortive attempt to get underway. But nothing seemed to work, particularly the sound system. This was astounding given that the authorities have had…

Monday Morning BAGHDAD — The reports so far are pretty unanimous. The Constitution has been approved by the voters of Iraq, according to most media sources. Some of the reporting seems to be substantiated by semi-official, or even leaked, information…

Live weekend reports from our Man in Baghdad — scroll down for Saturday and Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon entries. Thursday BAGHDAD — Today is Thursday. The Referendum on the Constitution is two days away. There is a growing conviction…

BAGHDAD — In the words of the average Iraqi on the street, Baghdad is getting ready for a “four-day holiday weekend.” When I ask one of our employees if he or she will be at work tomorrow, the answer is…

BAGHDAD — Just the other week, terrorists dragged five Shiite teachers from a school bus, took them into their school, lined them up against a classroom wall, and shot them and their driver to death. During this murderous outburst, school…

BAGHDAD — Last week was not a good one for those who were starting to feel a little optimism about the direction of events in Iraq. At last count, some 200 people have been killed by car bombs and gunmen…

BAGHDAD — The temperature in Baghdad has been below 100 at 7 a.m. every day for six straight days! The strange thing is that, crazy as it sounds, it does feel cooler here even as the early morning temperature hovers…

BAGHDAD — A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the unconscionable delays in organizing and implementing the expenditure of some of the $18 billion appropriated by Congress to help rebuild Iraq. In what I hope Mr. Tyrrell considers a…

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