Full-scale conflict in Iraq

It seems like everything that could go wrong is going wrong, but with the world’s attention turned to the Israel-Lebanon border, other stories are getting knocked off the front pages. Christine eluded to this phenomenon earlier, which has pushed some of the worst Iraqi violence since the fall of Saddam out of the public eye (see ...

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It seems like everything that could go wrong is going wrong, but with the world's attention turned to the Israel-Lebanon border, other stories are getting knocked off the front pages. Christine eluded to this phenomenon earlier, which has pushed some of the worst Iraqi violence since the fall of Saddam out of the public eye (see Carolyn's Morning Brief for the stats).

The Christian Science Monitor compiled some reports from/about Iraq to paint a grim picture of "full-scale" conflict in Iraq. In the piece, one anecdote relays a deadly irony.

A local journalist told me bitterly this week that Iraqis find it ironic that Saddam Hussein is on trial for killing 148 people 24 years ago, while militias loyal to political parties now in government kill that many people every few days. But it is not an irony that anyone here has time to laugh about. They are too busy packing their bags and wondering how they can get out alive.

It seems like everything that could go wrong is going wrong, but with the world’s attention turned to the Israel-Lebanon border, other stories are getting knocked off the front pages. Christine eluded to this phenomenon earlier, which has pushed some of the worst Iraqi violence since the fall of Saddam out of the public eye (see Carolyn’s Morning Brief for the stats).

The Christian Science Monitor compiled some reports from/about Iraq to paint a grim picture of “full-scale” conflict in Iraq. In the piece, one anecdote relays a deadly irony.

A local journalist told me bitterly this week that Iraqis find it ironic that Saddam Hussein is on trial for killing 148 people 24 years ago, while militias loyal to political parties now in government kill that many people every few days. But it is not an irony that anyone here has time to laugh about. They are too busy packing their bags and wondering how they can get out alive.

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