Friday, May 25, 2007

"Surge" Fails as Violence in Iraq Continues to Rise

Yesterday, President Bush promised a bloody summer. "It could be a bloody, it could be a very difficult August. We can expect more American and Iraqi casualties," he told reporters.

But already three months after the launch of his "surge," violence is on the rise. May has been the eighth deadliest month of the 50-month war, and we have a week to go.

The Washington Post reports that sectarian killings are on the rise. According to Iraqi Health Ministry information, hundreds of murdered bodies are discovered each month around the city of Baghdad. Meanwhile car bombings have also increased.

How many people are going to have to die before Bush's farcical logic of "stay the course" and "the surge will fail before it succeeds" is put to an end?

--Joel Wendland

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