Sunday, September 16, 2007

The postmen of Baghdad reports, "Carved over the entrance to the General Post Office in New York City is this inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

"The postmen of Baghdad, however, braving war-scarred streets in their boxy yellow vans, live by another unofficial motto; come bullets, bombs or blast walls, the mail must get through. "

The head of the Iraq Post and Savings Directorate, Safaadine Badr is quoted in the article as saying, "I consider the postmen to be mujahideen (holy warriors). I call them that because they defy the bad security situation, like explosions, to deliver mail throughout Baghdad."

According to Reuters, "Four of the city's 72 post offices have been destroyed in violence since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Only one postman in Baghdad is known to have been killed.

To read the enitre article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM