Stray dogs at COP Hotel. Two others had been adopted by the MTT team, washed regularly and fed gourmet American dog food. They barked at any Iraqi who came near. Iraqis, like most middle easterners, tolerate but don’t like dogs.
Steve Mumford originally went to Baghdad in 2003 to work as a war artist, embedded with the U.S. military, both writing a journal and making drawings and watercolors of what he saw there. He has been back several times; the text that follows is a report from his current visit. The archive for Mumford’s original "Baghdad Journal" can be found here.