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posted 15 July 2003 08:54 PM      Profile for drgoodword   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This article is somewhat older (2 June 2003), but it's got some interesting info on our buddy Salam (my apologies if already posted elsewhere on babble).

The day after I returned to New York, reunited with my cable modem, I checked out a friend’s blog that linked to an Austrian interview with Salam Pax. I clicked to it. Salam Pax mentioned an NGO he had worked for, CIVIC, and this caught my attention. I knew the woman who was in charge of CIVIC; she stayed at my Baghdad hotel, the Hamra. Salam Pax mentioned that he had done some work for foreign journalists. We traveled in the same circles, apparently. He also mentioned that he had studied in Vienna. This really caught my attention, because I knew an Iraqi who had worked for CIVIC, hung out with foreign journalists, and studied in Vienna. I clicked over to his blog.

His latest post mentioned an afternoon he spent at the Hamra Hotel pool, reading a borrowed copy of The New Yorker. I laughed out loud. He then mentioned an escapade in which he helped deliver 24 pizzas to American soldiers. I howled. Salam Pax, the most famous and most mysterious blogger in the world, was my interpreter. The New Yorker he had been reading — mine. Poolside at the Hamra — with me. The 24 pizzas — we had taken them to a unit of 82nd Airborne soldiers I was writing about.

From: Toronto | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 15 July 2003 09:03 PM      Profile for LocoMoto        Edit/Delete Post
Something new from Salam Pax.

I sang with the communists and shook hands with the monarchists; it is not about the politics these days, it is about saying what you couldn't say for decades.

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