Monday, January 07, 2008

Iraqis: conflicts caused by US military presence

From Juan Cole's Informed Comment Blog:

2. Myth: Iraq has been "calm" in fall of 2007 and the Iraqi public, despite some grumbling, is not eager for the US to depart. Fact: in the past 6 weeks, there have been an average of 600 attacks a month, or 20 a day, which has held steady since the beginning of November. About 600 civilians are being killed in direct political violence per month, but that number excludes deaths of soldiers and police. Across the board, Iraqis believe that their conflicts are mainly caused by the US military presence and they are eager for it to end.

Click here to read his post: Top 10 Myths about Iraq

"Marching into the Light" by Andres Useche