River has a new post on her Baghdad Burning blog tonight, which tells troubling a story of kidnapping and extortion by "troops." I assume she means US troops. Not sure I'm buying that one. But I did find the last paragraph compelling:
"These last few days have brought back memories of the same dates, last year. What were we doing in early March? We were preparing for the war… digging wells, taping up windows, stocking up on candles, matches, kerosene, rice, flour, bandages, and medicine… and what are we doing now? Using them."