Sunday, October 5, 2003. Summary and Analysis
The month of October, for Riverbend, sees her blog coming under increasing attack by online criticism as her house also comes under the threat of a raid. Mass demonstrations start to occur around Baghdad as more and more of the ordinary people try to oppose what they see as the corrupt Governing Council and the scandal's coming out of Bremer's CPA (the Coalition Provisional Authority).
During the first three entries, Riverbend talks about the increasing Riots outside of the American Embassies and down town Baghdad, as people start to become angrier and angrier at the coalition occupation. The next day Riverbend, her mother and her male bodyguards go to the stores to buy stationary for the young girls in their neighbourhood to start school with. The girls eagerly fall upon their new school year, only to find that the school which they are about to attend almost has next to...