November 20, 2006
The Bloodbath Continues112 more die in Iraq. That makes a total of 700 in the last week alone:
The numbers are staggering: In the past eight days, 714 Iraqis have fallen victim to the country's sectarian bloodbath. They've been beheaded, tortured and blown up while looking for work. They've been shot, kidnapped and felled by mortars.If Americans or Britons were dying in such staggering numbers, there would be nothing to discuss. Yet in the face of such violence, the architects of this war are still arguing whether the Iraq war is a disaster or not.
Not only is Iraq a disaster, it's total chaos:
Gunmen shot and killed a television comedian Monday who was famous for mocking everyone from the Iraqi government to U.S. forces to Shiite militias to Sunni insurgents.Even comedians are getting killed now. No one is safe.
Image: AFP/Wissam Al Okaili.
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