Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Iraq, Once More

If a hundred Americans were killed in one day of terrorist attacks in several cities, the entire country would spend the next week and more focusing on what went wrong and how to prevent further attacks.

But such a day on May 11, 2010, in the life of Iraq, with a hundred dead and many injured, barely drew notice from the Main Stream Media. It was just another day of death, like so many others, in the long-standing U.S. effort to bring democracy to Iraq, an effort that has cost thousands of American lives and more than a trillion dollars. If the Iraqis cannot contain this level of violence with a hundred thousand U.S. troops in the country, how will they fare when that level is cut in half. The answer should be obvious.

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