Thursday, February 8, 2007
Hangin' at the CPIC
John McChesney, National Public Radio editing audio in the press room at CPIC
Combined Press Information Center, Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq - We were at the head of the line this morning, and I know have my official CPIC "Press ID", and we are free to head out of Fallujah.
We have a ride to the helicopter LZ at noon to try to hitch a ride to Fallujah. In the meantime we're hanging out in the press lounge chatting with some of the other journalists that are here.
I had a nice chat with John McChesney of National Public Radio. I'm a big fan of NPR News, and John is definitely somebody I admire a lot.
CPT Lappegaard had an extended conversation about the current political situation in Iraq with a Urban Hamid, a Swedish journalist, who comes to Iraq regularly, and because of his nationality is a little more free to travel independently and meet with Iraqi leaders.
CPT Lappegaard has been in-country for almost a year, Urban has made numerous trips here, and so I pretty much kept my mouth shut and paid attention. No sound bites, but definitely an interesting international exchange of political ideas.
Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)
Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/arrival_alignright_v.php