A Prisoner of the Holy War

Wendell Steavenson

In Baghdad, in 2003, I went looking for former Iraqi POWs from the Iran-Iraq War. In the eight years of the war there were as many as a million casualties, and tens of thousands of captured soldiers on both sides, many of them held captive long after the war ended in 1988.1 suppose I was looking for…

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