In Baghdad, Guns, Chaos...Enterprise

Somehow, from this city of guns, looters, and street-corner entrepreneurs, a new society will be born. So far, it has been a hard labor

Each morning the crowds gather in front of the barbed wire and tanks blocking the entrance to the Palestine and Sheraton Ishtar hotels, where most of the 1,000 or so international reporters in Baghdad are housed. Some Iraqis come to chant, in Arabic or English, "U.S. Army go home" and "America is the enemy of God." But many others are looking for jobs. They fill out application forms that vendors sell on the street for about 10 cents and hand them to the soldiers manning the entrances. "I have one for my father and for my two brothers," says 18-year-old Hussein Ali. "I am sure the Americans will give us jobs."

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