UPDATE: Iraqi School yearThe new school year started in Iraq on Saturday.
The New York Post toes the official line and says 80% of children "flock" to school.
Islam Online more accurately reports an unprecedented low turnout. However, they conveniently use quotes by an Iraqi mother to: blame it on fear of the presence of US forces, not insurgents; fear of US gunfire, not insurgents and; point out they are resistance fighters,not terrorists or insurgents.
People's Daily Online has some back-to-school photos and a related story about a girl's high school.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 10/04/2004 11:49:00 am || ||