Tuesday, February 28, 2006

If This Is Not Civil War, I'm Not Sure What Is

Toll in Iraq's Deadly Surge: 1,300
Hundreds of unclaimed dead lay at the morgue at midday Monday -- blood-caked men who had been shot, knifed, garroted or apparently suffocated by the plastic bags still over their heads. Many of the bodies were sprawled with their hands still bound -- and many of them had wound up at the morgue after what their families said was their abduction by the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Wait, you mean the great peacemaker? Haven't we pacified him? Oh, no, we haven't?
Morgue officials said they had logged more than 1,300 dead since Wednesday -- the day the Shiites' gold-domed Askariya shrine was bombed -- photographing, numbering and tagging the bodies as they came in over the nights and days of retaliatory raids.
As Colin Powell said, you break it, you own it. Yer doin' a heckuva job, Bushie.

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