Beyond the international politics, people struggle with the harsh realities of daily life in Iraq. And as they do so... De Facto Partition Takes Hold:
For months, the Waheed brothers steadfastly endured the killings raging around them in their mainly Sunni district, staying put as fellow Shiites packed up and left.
Finally, a death threat persuaded Majed and Mondhir Hatem Waheed to leave the neighborhood of Dora where they grew up and, together with their wives and children, join 24 relatives in an uncle's house in Baghdad's Shiite Sadr city district.
"At least, we are safe," 25-year-old Mondhir Hatem Waheed said...