Amman is now home to tens of thousands of Iraqi expatriates, fleeing the sectarian violence. Each newscast ended with an anchor's eye view of their plight. ABC's Gibson concentrated on the ethnic cleansing that drove Sunni Arabs away: "There is a real hell in Baghdad," Mustafa, the husband in a mixed Sunni-Shiite marriage, explained. NBC's Brian Williams noted the boom times in the Jordanian capital as the elite of Baghdad escaped with wealth intact while CBS' Katie Couric commented on the wider Iraqi diaspora: the wealthy may end up housed in Amman; poor refugees survive in tents in Syria and Egypt.
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