Thursday, October 12, 2006

Occupation News

With a big hat tip to my good friend nashtbrutusandshort, proprietor of the always excellent blog Categorical Aperitif, allow me to point you towards this essay by Michael Schwartz on TomDispatch, titled 7 Facts Making Sense of Our Iraqi Disaster. Among his seven points are these:

2. There Is No Iraqi Army

5. Outside Baghdad, Violence Arrives with the Occupation Army

This is a well-informed and informative piece, and I urge you all to read the whole thing.

And for more on the Debacle in Iraq(le), check out Glenn Greenwald's take on the recently-released estimate of Iraqi civilian deaths since we began our campaign of shock and awe in that benighted nation.
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