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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] 'Cabbies work 12-hour shifts, making around $7.50 working days, and $8.00 working nights - a "good:" amount, one driver told me. Fares are incredibly cheap: to travel four miles from my hotel to Coalition headquarters I offer $2.00 - an amount some Iraqi hacks have actually refused, claiming it's too much. (Fortunately for these drivers, gas is also inexpensive, around 15 cents a gallon.) In a small, but telling, detail of Iraqi life, a single passenger rides in the front seat - to sit in the back, New York-style, implies that you are somehow subservient to the driver, a gaffe abhorrent to the Arab sense of egalitarianism.' Well Yasser, actually there is a joke amongst hacks that when you resort to getting the story from the taxi driver you are at your wits end to file anything at all. But fascinated by your journey from your 'hotel to the Coalition Headquarters' - that's the story, what were u doing there. Go on tell us, after all it's been attacked three times in as may days and there must be fascinating insights, even in spite of the RPG's. And you must have such pull to get in there .... go on, tell us all. The REAL story. Best, felicity a. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk