War-scarred Baghdad places little faith in U.S. election

Story highlights

  • U.S. troops withdrew last year, but the violence continues in Baghdad
  • Republican party still seen as the party of George W. Bush by many in Baghdad
  • Many who follow the election see little difference between Democrats, Republicans
Laith repeats my question back to me, chuckling. "What is the Iraqi media saying about the US elections?" He pauses, thinking how best to answer. "Man, the situation is so bad now, we only pay attention to staying alive." He laughs again.
An Iraqi journalist who works for several international news organizations, Lai