My friend Maureen took this photo of the sun setting over Camp Victory here in Baghdad, Iraq. Kinda perty, ain't it?
Iraq, contrary to the images a lot of us conjure up in our heads at the mention of the word, is actually quite a beautiful country. I don't get to leave the base here (not a bad thing), so I haven't seen the outside first-hand, but the pictures show a good bit of grass and lots of trees. here on Camp Victory, we have trees, canals, and lots of reeds and palms. There's not a ton of wildlife right now, but I have seen kingfishers, carp, and a jackal. The sunsets, I think you would agree, are really nice.