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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

War

There were dozens of people- mostly men- standing around in a bleak group. Some of them smoked cigarettes, others leaned on cars or pick-up trucks... Their expressions varied- grief, horror, resignation. On some faces, there was an anxious look of combined dread and anticipation. Itís a very specific look, one you will find only outside the Baghdad morgue. The eyes are wide and bloodshot, as if searching for something, the brow is furrowed, the jaw is set and the mouth is a thin frown. Itís a look that tells you they are walking into the morgue, where the bodies lay in rows, and that they pray they do not find what they are looking for.
-- Riverbend