Clinton's Crises: Parade Of The Dead Babies

A TIME correspondent sees the anger and despair of Iraq's people

Grim and desolate: that's both Iraq's landscape and its state of mind. The once proud city of Baghdad wears the rags of poverty: marble chipping off the extravagant examples of modern architecture built in an era of prosperity, doors and window glass for sale from middle-class villas, grime and time eating away the old tenements of the poor. Everyone in the streets looks shabby and tired. You see few smiling faces, and only the black-market profiteers and smugglers are well dressed. Sandy dust coats everything in a city slipping back into the desert.

A few try to escape it all. Kids...

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