The first issue of the Baghdad Bulletin is online, and it includes this article by LSA undergrad David Enders about problems with Iraq’s electrical system: “Getting back on the grid”. While David’s article is good, the whole paper smacks of cultural and economic imperialism. For example, what exactly does, “Dedicated to covering the redevelopment of Iraq,” really mean? Was Iraq “developed”? (Don’t they mean the imposition by U.S. elites of an unregulated capitalist system designed for the benefit of giant multinational corporations?)You think they could dedicate themselves to something else – reporting accurately on the effects of the U.S. war on Iraqi citizens, perhaps.

>AP: “Baghdad Bulletin hits the streets, in English”
>Scotsman: “Baghdad Bulletin’s brave beginning”:
“Nor did they know much about Iraq, so one of the first tasks was sending Enders to Baghdad to see whether it was safe enough. His conclusion was that while Baghdad was dangerous, it was no worse than his native Detroit.”
>News24: “First Baghdad freesheet”:
“”The endgame is to set up something sustainable – run, edited and managed by Iraqis but within the framework that we are operating now,” says Hassall.”

Author: Rob