“As many of the ’embedded’ media enthuse over the ‘courage and professionalism’ of their new pals, or marvel shamelessly at the wondrous toys they now get to play with, the rest of us, along with increasingly many Iraqis, wonder if we will sleep in a bed at all tonight or else bide the pelting of a sandstorm out in the rocky wastes,” writes Paul Williams Roberts in a 2003 essay that appeared in The Globe and Mail.

“As many of the ’embedded’ media enthuse over the ‘courage and professionalism’ of their new pals, or marvel shamelessly at the wondrous toys they now get to play with, the rest of us, along with increasingly many Iraqis, wonder if we will sleep in a bed at all tonight or else bide the pelting of a sandstorm out in the rocky wastes,” writes Paul Williams Roberts in a 2003 essay that appeared in The Globe and Mail.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.