The Oldest Professions, Even in Baghdad

Abby Zimet

Glad proof of the ever-astounding resilience of the human spirit comes even in battered Iraq, where the usual vices – liquor, gambling, women – are making a comeback. As to drugs: most popular is Valium.

“If I had my way, I’d destroy all the mosques and spread the whores
around a little more,” said a police detective. “At least they’re not



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