Why We Do What We Do

The genesis of this week's stunning cover story is pretty simple. Aparisim Ghosh--known to everyone as Bobby--our senior correspondent who has covered Baghdad for the past three and a half years, was in town for a well-deserved vacation. Bobby not only is a wonderful writer and reporter, but he also has the enviable temperament of someone who is never rattled, even by car bombs. Bobby began working for the Asian edition of TIME almost a decade ago, has covered conflicts in Kashmir and the Palestinian territories, and his remarkable voice has been guiding readers through the complexities of Iraq since before...

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