I was out of town and away from the computer for a couple of days. Thanks to Barba for filling in with a couple of really nice posts. But I missed the whole Kaloogian photos of Baghdad dustup (first, here). So, I thought I would post a brief photoessay of Baghdad, especially since my two-day absence took place in Baghdad on my own super-secret fact-finding mission. I think you'll be surprised with what I found there. Certainly, the photos below throw our common perceptions of the situation in Iraq into chaos.