Producer Cory Gnazzo with the phone we had surgically attached to his ear More pictures from Iraq after the jump… Our beloved and deliberately hoopty satellite truck – “oddjob”. It has everything except the flying james bond derby hat that cuts you. Our ragtag bunch. First - Kiann Sadeq, very Baghdad-experienced NBC producer… Fluent in Arabic and Farsi… Flew in with us from Scotland. Barfed in her helmet on a particularly challenging Blackhawk ride. A champ! Tweedledee to my tweedledum – the great Kimbo Dougherty, engineer and sound genius. Terrifies everyone with his top-of-the-lungs warning: “I’M A HUGGER!!” – and he means it! Aaaaaagggghhhh!! Let there be light in Baghdad at night – each of those two generators on the left is bigger than a car. They power a big gaudy restaurant across the street – and lend 5 watts to the family that lives in the sweltering apartment above them. Side view of generators – giver of life. You have my permission to dismiss and disdain forever any American official who downplays the importance of electricity to Iraq now – to politics, the war, everything. Cameraman David Lom. Flew in from Kabul to work with us – lives in China. Fueled entirely by soda, rice krispie treats, cigarettes and cookies Baghdad airport is amazing. Built by Saddam at whatever time this was *in* in dictator chic – but then it sat unused because no one was really flying in or out. Preserved in amber! Sparkly!
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