All His Favorite Fruit
Along these lines, I'd appreciate some feedback concerning the Dispatches. Do readers think they are worth maintaining?
When I started reading the Dispatches, I had hoped we'd be privy to an insider's view of the inner workings of the reconstruction and occupation. Instead, it feels more like the travel diary of a Civil Servant at his place in the Colonies (within interventions distance of the embassy). I suppose one must have political sensibilities to get a job in Iraq and perhaps it was foolish of me to think we'd have our very own mole in the Palace of the Viceroy, smuggling out gossip and state secrets. But at times, Christian is passing along less information about the situation there than CNN or Reuters and even on occasion, what he is telling us sounds awfully close to the Happy Fun News that is being promoted in place of reality by GOP mouthpieces. Perhaps that is simply the nature of living in the International Zone of an occupied city. Perhaps not. Let me know what you think.