Suicide watch in Iraq (Harry's Place)
Of course, the levels of violence are dramatically lower than they were for the last national elections in 2005, but they're bad enough. It's clear that the core of the so-called "insurgency"--that is, the coalition of fascists & jihadists who murdered so many thousands of Iraqis in their glory days from 2004 through 2007 and succeeded in detonating a full-scale inter-sectarian civil war in Arab Iraq--is down but not entirely out. On the other hand, they are now a marginal force.
, March 4th 2010, 3:01 pm
The enemies of democracy in Iraq produce the predictable headlines as polls open:
Deadly Attacks Mar First Day of Voting in Iraqi Elections
Though some, I’m sure, are encouraged by these signs that the glorious resistance fights on and continues to write its name into the corpses of its victims… but also the stars if it has any bullets left.