Dogs not people

It’s easier to get a dog out of Iraq than it is to get an Iraqi out. Ex-Washington Post Baghdad bureau chief, Ellen Knickmeyer, tells the story of how she got her dog out of Baghdad,

We all try to pretend day-to-day that our differences of nationality, race and class don’t matter to us, but airports in war zones have a way of making clear that they do. When it’s time to go, what passport you have in your hand and how much money you have in your wallet are matters of life and death, a haves-vs.-have-nots wedge that most people stateside don’t ever experience.
Okay, you 26 million Iraqis living in daily mortal fear for yourselves and your children — y’all hang tight! American chick with her Australian shepherd? You’re good to go, little lady! link