Thursday, February 23, 2006

Turning Point Update

Violence has broken out in Iraq as a response to the bombing of a Shiite shrine. Reports estimate that more than 100 people have been killed.

Yesterday I expressed optimism (naivety?) that the bombing would actually weaken the foreign-lead insurgency in Iraq. Unfortunately, since some in the country are actually blaming this on the United States (either indirectly or directly), this might do nothing to the insurgency. And despite calls for calm by religious and political leaders in Iraq, the country is dangerously close to civil war.