Woodruff: I'm Going Back to Iraq

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 12:31 PM CDT
News anchor Bob Woodruff, center, talks with US soldiers on Jan. 29, 2006 prior to him and his cameraman Doug Vogt being injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq.   (AP Photo/ABC)
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(Newser) – Bob Woodruff returned to Iraq today, 3 years after he and his cameraman were seriously injured in a bombing there, he blogs for ABC. Still rehabbing from a serious brain injury, he says returning was a tough decision. “None of us could ever have imagined then that I would ever be able to go back,” he writes. “But I have wanted to ‘get back on the horse again.’”

Woodruff says it “will be a different horse, probably not as big, not as fast, and without running outside the ‘wire.’” He’ll be sticking to military compounds this time, avoiding streets and battle zones. “Covering this war has changed,” he writes. “I would like to understand first-hand the status of the war, and learn more about what the US role will be.”