I wonder if the Neocons will even think about the carnage in Iraq today. Do they feel remorse when they see images of parents that are screaming in despair over the dead and bloodied remains of their children? Or do they sit around on a pumpkin pie buzz furiously rubbing their paws together in delight as they plan which other Muslim countries they can bring devastation and chaos to?
Tony, the sectarian conflict in Iraq today is very disturbing to me--can you write about it? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts. Some people claim that there is no sectarian violence in Iraq but clearly there is:
Three suicide car bombers and two mortar attacks shook Baghdad's Sadr City Shiite slum Thursday afternoon, killing at least 144 people and wounding 236 others, many of them seriously, police said.
from the same article:
At least 101 Iraqis were killed Wednesday and the U.N. reported that 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll of the war and one that is likely to be eclipsed when November's dead are counted.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq also said that citizens were fleeing the country at a pace of 100,000 each month, and that at least 1.6 million Iraqis have left since the war began in March 2003.
Life for Iraqis, especially in Baghdad and cities and towns in the center of the country, has become increasingly untenable. Many schools failed to open at all in September, and professionals - especially professors, physicians, politicians and journalists - are falling to sectarian killers at a stunning rate.
Lynchings have been reported as Sunnis and Shiites conduct a merciless campaign of revenge killings.
The U.N. figure for the number of killings in October was more than three times the 1,216 tabulated by The Associated Press and nearly 840 more than the 2,870 U.S. service members who have died during the war.
And then there is this:
The Death Squads: Night after night death squads rampage through Iraq's main cities. In Baghdad, up to a hundred bodies a day are dumped on the streets. Often they've been tortured with electric drills. Yet those doing the killing have little to do with al Qaeda or Sunni insurgents.
What's it going to take for Iraqis to stop killing each other?