I just returned from my sixth trip to Iraq where I expected to film a preview of Sunday's elections for an episode of my show Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English, but instead I found a civil war in the making.
A report from Al Jazeera expertly covers a topic the US media has been reluctant to address: an aggressive effort to advance a heavily sectarian, supremacist form of Christianity in the United States military.
The Sirens of Baghdad I read in one sitting. I could not put this book down. It is not harsh in a way that watching images of war on CNN are harsh. But it is painful in a way that impels you to ask, But wait! Aren't we all human?