Reconstructing Umm Qasr
A year ago, the capture of Umm Qasr in Southern Iraq by U.S. and British troops was celebrated as the first victory of the Iraq war. Today, the U.S.-led occupation authority points to Umm Qasr’s rehabilitation into a bustling center of commerce as one of the first victories of the reconstruction. Not all Iraqis agree.
| Sarah L. Voisin The Washington Post|