Christmas Morning in Baghdad
I woke up this morning to fresh cocoa and a warm fire, looking at my beautiful Christmas tree . . . . OK, not really. I got up this morning and strapped on my body armor and my sidearm for a trip out into the Red Zone for a meeting. After a 45-minute drive through areas like "Thieves' Market" and "Assassins Gate", I finally arrived at the appointed location. Of course, the other people who were supposed to attend the meeting didn't show, so the meeting was cancelled. We then convoyed back to the Green Zone.
What a way to spend Christmas morning.