Peter Arnett Interview

Waiting for the storm in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 25 — journalist Peter Arnett, one of the last reporters affiliated with an American news organization still in Baghdad, says he does not fear for his personal safety, despite the U.S.-led bombing raids and the possibility of street fighting. But Arnett says if U.S. troops are forced to battle block by block in the Iraqi capital, they will receive a very hostile reception from average Iraqis. .