Back to school worries

From our visit to People’s Daily this week, we give you this account of 5 million children returning to school in Iraq. Parents are justifiably worried about the security situation, which delayed the opening of schools for a time, as did waiting for new text books that purged reference to the Saddam/Baathist regime to arrive from their printers in Jordan and the UAE.
Well, this will be a huge test for the new interim government, and its American allies. I fear that we will see schools routinely targeted by Saudi nihilists… I mean, “Insurgents”, and many (more) children will become casualties.
Still, anything reflective of “life going on” in Iraq should be construed as a good thing. Let’s just hope it does.