Sun Dec 18th, 2005 at 02:29:25 PM EST
A bit of good news out of Iraq this afternoon: Der Spiegel is reporting that the German archeologist Osthoff was released from captivity along with her driver. The German foreign minister Steinmeier has not released any additional information on how her release was secured. The New York Times today has a nice portrait of this fearless woman who has been saving artifacts in Iraq for years. Sorry for the short diary, but I thought we could all use a bit of cheer today.