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Canadian journalist Scott Taylor is the author, most recently, of Spinning on the Axis of Evil: America’s War Against Iraq. Part One of this piece appeared in the January 2005 issue of Chronicles.
As dusk approached, we were offered a final meal of flat bread, roast chicken, and tomatoes. The maniacal little leader came to watch us eat, all the while aiming his gun at us.
It was nearly dusk on September 7, when we arrived at the outskirts of Tal Afar, Iraq. On the main highway to Mosul, about a dozen Iraqi policemen at a checkpoint were supervising a frightened exodus of civilian refugees.
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