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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Iraq Today

Driving in this morning, I heard a devastating statement by an AP Radio reporter.  He was reporting from Baghdad and said (this is close to a verbatim quote, but from memory) "the Iraqi government is holding on by the thinnest of threads". I'm beginning to thing that whatever we eventually decide to try to do is going to be "too little, too late" and the thin thread is going to snap before we make up our minds.


US death toll continues to mount -- 10 soldiers killed in past 2 days



Bush is still in charge. We're still staying the course. The carnage and deaths continue. There's still no plan: "Four more U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Thursday, bringing to at least 10 the number killed over the past two days in gun battles and roadside bomb blasts around [...]



UPDATE:  Here's Kevin Drum, pretty much agreeing with me -


Iraq



A couple of days ago I said that U.S. withdrawal from Iraq "would almost certainly touch off a full-scale civil war, the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and the eventual establishment of a Shiite theocracy." The reason I favor withdrawal [...]



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