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!
More Like This
Best of msnbc
Rachel sends more behind the scenes pictures from Iraq