Monday, March 17, 2003

impossibly long lines in front of gas stations last night, some even had two police cars in front of them to make sure no "incidents" occur.
the price of bottled water jumped up 3 fold....
rumors of defaced pictures of Saddam in Dorah and Thawra Districts (maybe maybe not)
and the cities of Rawa and Anna are so full of people now you wouldn't find a hut to rent, it was pretty safe to be there during the first war and people who have the money are renting places there hoping that it will be safe this time.
the dinar is hovering around the 2700 per dollar and the hottest items after the "particle-masks" are earplugs, they can't be found in shops and you have to pre-order.

-- Salam Pax, writing from Baghdad on Iraq's last day of grace.

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