Iraq After the War

When Saddam Hussein’s regime fell in April 2004, I went to Iraq to see the aftermath of the war. I made it to Baghdad and traveled from there to the south of the country as well as to the Kurdish area.

It was the time when the gigantic war machinery had come to a stand-still and it seemed as if the country took a deep breath. Looting was already commonplace, but no organized insurgency had formed. People tried to sort out the nightmare they had just survived and struggled to form an idea what their future might look like.