"Insurgents killed at least 75 people in a wave of attacks against Iraqi security forces on Sunday, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs, officials said. The violence, which struck at least a dozen cities and wounded 285 people, highlighted militant attempts to sow havoc in the country and undermine the government. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but security forces are a frequent target of Al Qaeda's Iraq branch, which has vowed to reassert itself and take back areas it was forced from before U.S. troops withdrew from the country last year." Foxnews
I thank Foxnews for this item. Fair and balanced, yup fair and balanced, I thank them. I have been holding off in posting on the latest horrors in Iraq, but finally gave up on the rising butcher's bill. There will probably a higher number in the end. Anne Marie Slaughter, the Princeton professor who has declared herself a martyr to the world's chauvinism, said on the FZ follies today that "we have made a lot of progress in Afghanistan." I guess that means that she was a player in BHO's decision to triple his bet in that sad, far off place. Perhaps she also thinks that we made a lot of progress in Iraq?
AQ is back with a vengeance in Iraq. They have to devote some men to the fight for Syria, but they are swimming in the sea of unhappy Sunni Arabs in Iraq.
We did that. We, Americans, with our idiot "crusade" for democracy and our belief that elections mean something in places where compromise is as rare in the general population as it is here among hard core politicans. We did it. It will get worse. pl