Grey Lady: It’s Hard To Find A Good War Photo In Iraq Now

A very interesting story, and a good read, of the differences between Baghdad 2004 and Baghdad 2008

Eight hours earlier while I had coffee that morning, I talked to our security adviser about where I might photograph that day.

When war was in full rumble we just planned to cover the worst of conflict on any given day.

Now in 2008, with most of Baghdad open once again due to improved security, the wealth of opportunities makes planning a convoluted task.

In other words, it’s kinda hard to take a picture of shit blowing up nowadays when shit ain’t blowing up.

I wonder, who pushed for the plan that helped make a war photogs life boring, and who pushed a plan that would have given the photog a wealth of opportunities?

Meanwhile, from a site that sends the liberal MSM screaming

Capt. Christopher Thomas, company commander with Company A, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, takes time out to play a game of “thumb warâ€‌ with a local Iraqi boy during a patrol in the New Baghdad Security District of eastern Baghdad Oct. 14, 2008. Joining Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers on Patrol were National Policeman from 1st Brigade, 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police Division. Photo by Sgt. Jeremy Todd.

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