An Iraqi Republican Guard soldier one year after the end of the Gulf
War sits in a tea salon in the old city of Baghdad. He told me that
he had been in the convoy of Iraqi soldiers that was strafed and bombed
along the Mile of Death at the end of the ground war. He described
the experience of running over the bodies of his fellow soldiers as
he fled for his life amidst the bombing on this road. He described
running barefoot in the desert all the way to Basra, as he escaped
the aerial assault.