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February 28, 2006
Another Strike

I see you guys didn't manage to solve Iraq while I was gone, either.

Report: Iraq violence toll jumps to 1,300

The toll from sectarian and other violence in Iraq since the bombing of a sacred Shiite shrine has jumped to more than 1,300, far more than earlier estimates.

"Sectarian violence" seems to be becoming the USofA media's code-phrase for "mushrooming civil war."

I'll bet there are just more and more people every day who'd like to thank us, quite personally, for delivering democracy to Iraq, don't you think? Cause life sure is better when you have Rightwing-style democracy, the kind where everyone is more than eager to defend their view of god by arguing through the crosshairs of a gun.

Multiple Bombings in Baghdad Kill 41

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt at a crowded gas station Tuesday - one of five attacks that rocked Baghdad in quick succession, killing at least 41 people and wounding scores, police said.

The excitement never stops when your country is invaded by a hostile foreign power.

Former UN Human Rights Chief in Iraq Says US Violating Geneva Conventions, Jailing Innocent Detainees

...John Pace, the human rights chief for the the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, reacts to the mass killings on the ground. Pace says he believes the U.S. has violated the Geneva Conventions, is fueling the violence through its raids on Iraqi homes and is holding thousands of detainees that are for the most part innocent of any crimes.

Well, duh.

But, you know, maybe the whole thing isn't an unforseen disaster. Maybe it's not the unintended consequence of an ill-conceived war.

Maybe it was a plan.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:27 AM