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March 19, 2008

Waiting For Justice

Waiting For Justice

It's been five years since the U.S. invaded Iraq. Baghdad is quieter than it has been. Trials of war criminals have come and gone. But Ahmed Abdullah is still waiting for justice. In today's diary, Ahmed reveals just how deeply the Sunni-Shia divide goes. Even going to the hospital can get you killed if you find yourself on the wrong side of the divide.

Back To Iraq

These days, the military is "involuntarily reactivating" troops to support the war in Iraq. Chris Higginbotham has been alerted he will be re-activated.

Chris joined the Army shortly after 9-11 and prepared for war. He always dreamed of being a war correspondent. He recalls being glued to his TV screen as a kid watching the first invasion of Iraq.

Chris became a reporter for the army, a videographer, and he says that though he dreamed of seeing action, he only went to Iraq for short periods of time. Frustrated, he left the military and went to journalism school. He got married, got an apartment and got ready to be a civilian. But on his birthday, Chris received notice that he would be reactivated.

He talks to Dick Gordon about his feelings about his upcoming trip to Iraq.

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