Reporter Describes a Grim Life in Iraq

While violence has declined noticeably in Baghdad, day-to-day life for Iraqis is grim, U.S. News Associate Editor Alex Kingsbury told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night. Kingsbury, who recently returned from his second reporting assignment in Iraq, described Baghdad neighborhoods where there is raw sewage in the streets and goats graze on garbage from toppled bins. Kingsbury's "Iraq Journal" series has reported on how American troops and Iraqi citizens cope with the difficulties in the country five years after the U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

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While violence has declined noticeably in Baghdad, day-to-day life for Iraqis is grim, U.S. News Associate Editor Alex Kingsbury told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night. Kingsbury, who recently returned from his second reporting assignment in Iraq, described Baghdad neighborhoods where there is raw sewage in the streets and goats graze on garbage from toppled bins.

Kingsbury's "Iraq Journal" series has reported on how American troops and Iraqi citizens cope with the difficulties in the country five years after the U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.