Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Caught up with Jenny, who’s en route back home to the UK after, thankfully, surviving the truck bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.
She told me that the first thing that came into her head after the explosion was “who let that bomb in here!?!”
Jenny also recounted how, some months ago, she’d been paying a social visit to some American counterparts in the Green Zone and people were popping their heads into the office and casually discussing a "bomb threat at six o’clock" (half an hour away) as if it were like a staff meeting or something.
Fortunately, their “six o’clock” did not eventuate.
Jenny’s head of the UNICEF Mine Risk Education Program in Iraq.
I don’t know how one becomes a deminer but Jenny has studied theology and Middle Eastern politics and both those subjects are certainly minefields.