In Iraq, a new breed of returning exile

KIRKUK — On a blistering day in the middle of the Iraqi summer, Najmaldin Karim, the provincial governor of Kirkuk, climbed in his armored car and went down to Republic Street, a small strip of fruit stands and shops in the heart of this dusty oil town north of Baghdad. Give Kirkuk time, Karim says, and Republic Street will return to the way he remembers it as a boy: an oasis of tearooms and movie theaters where the melting pot of local ethnic groups ... Full Story »

Posted by Barry Grossheim - via Google News (Iraq), miker1717 (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Barry Grossheim - Sep 5, 2011 - 12:58 AM PDT
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by Barry Grossheim - Sep. 5, 2011

Hopeful and disturbing at the same time. Reflects the real world situation in this Iraqi city and region without a lot of political spin.

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