The War Turns 4

How do you do the right thing in a conflict that almost no one wants

HOPE IS A CLUSTER BOMB IN wartime, shredding peace of mind. An Iraqi mother hopes her children will be safe--but then she learns that bombers are placing children visibly in the backseat, as unwitting little decoys, so the car can clear the checkpoints before the driver blows it up, with the children still inside. A resident of Baghdad sees the markets reopen and hopes that a flood of fresh troops will bring a season of calm--but U.S. generals warn of a "squirting effect" that shifts the battle to the less guarded cities, so the blood just flows faster somewhere else.

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