Postcards from Marla-land
Commentary: Postcards from Marla-land
Published 4/19/2005 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The news that came Saturday evening in a short phone call from a mutual friend should not have been unexpected.
Baghdad is, after all, one of the most dangerous places on Earth, and Westerners -- even those like my friend Marla Ruzicka, who was there to help ordinary Iraqis -- are targets for the Baathist insurgents and foreign jihadis.
But somehow it was impossible to believe that Marla -- bright, smiley, bouncy Marla, the Rollerblade queen of Rock Creek Park -- was dead...
UPI Homeland and National Security Editor