It’s been over a month now since the first bomb fell on Baghdad. Residents here have been through so much since that day. From the bravado of Saddam Hussein under siege to the startlingly quick defeat of the soldiers who’d promised to stand by him.
So the people have had just over two weeks to taste a strange new kind of freedom. Saddam Hussein has disappeared and his thuggish regime with him. But this freedom has brought out the looters and bandits. It has brought disease, days without water and electricity. And a near nationwide shut down of jobs and schools. It has also brought great uncertainty about what lies ahead.
These past two weeks we’ve brought you the sounds and images of a nation struggling with unfamiliar assaults on the deep sense of pride here. The voices of Baghdad.
Baghdad resident Laith Adel Mohammed Saleh.