A month and a half ago–typing, as it were, with fingers crossed–the Nation’s Robert Dreyfuss wrote:
What does the start of a new civil war in
The Times reports today matter-of-factly on the pattern of assassinations of Sunni members of the Sons of Iraq militia by Shiite death squads:
American military leaders disagree among themselves about whether the assassinations are increasing or whether some of the killings are merely criminal acts. But they are “watching the numbers closely,” said a military official who attends briefings on attacks.
Yesterday I wrote a lengthy piece for The Nation about the likelihood of a new civil war and a new Sunni resistance movement stemming from the sectarian Shiite government’s refusal to make a political deal with
What does the dashing of Robert Dreyfuss’s most fervent hope look like? It looks a lot like this:
Thousands of members of local militias set up by the Americans to provide neighbourhood security and fight against al-Qaeda’s
The US military is highlighting the transition of what it calls the Sons of Iraq programme, saying it is proof the Iraqi authorities are “keeping their word.”