From Juan Cole:
Tuesday, May 16, 2006Someday, we in America will have to face this horror that we have created. See, for instance, the historical film from the liberation of Dachau where German civilians are forced to tour and view the horrors of the camp. I know, you will say that we never did that in the Vietnam War. But, at least in that "war" there were actual "enemy soldiers," the North Vietnamese (not that they actually, in any way, threatened the security of the United States.) In this Civil War, there is just slaughter.
33 Dead in Civil War
7 US Troops Killed over Weekend
Basra in Chaos as Tribes Feud
On Monday, scattered bombings and shootings left at least 33 persons dead by my count. Dozens more died over the weekend in fighting between guerrillas and US troops. Al-Zaman says that security has collapsed in Basra, with fighting between tribesmen and the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq. Reuters reports that on Monday: