Tuesday, April 8, 2003

There are hundreds of embedded reporters, and I can't read them all, but I will say that the reports this morning from the Washington Post are very useful for those wanting to understand what is happening on the ground in Baghdad.

Also, there's Anthony Shadid's report from the Baghdad hospitals

Through the door stood Qabil Khazzal Jumaa, a 30-year-old nurse. He was taking a drag on a cigarette on a much-needed break. Over the past few days, he said, hospital staff members were stacking bodies on top of one another in the morgue. The generator -- protected by sandbags stacked 10 high -- would break down, shutting off the refrigerators and leaving corpses to rot.Outside the morgue, six bodies in black bags lay in the street. They were tied with plastic on each end and at the legs, waist and chest. Some were still open to the air, and flies had descended. On one bag sat the driver's license of Amash Hussein Mohammed."This is a brutal war," Jumaa, the nurse, said. "This is not just. This is not accepted by man or God."