BAGHDAD -- Car bombs killed 10 people yesterday in Baghdad and elsewhere in central Iraq, while one person died when gunmen opened fire on campaign workers putting up posters in the run-up to next month's parliamentary elections.
This flow of bodies is unstopping, and it is clear that there is no end in sight. It has gotten so bad that the Iraqi rulers are telling us that the must become Saddam to defeat the insurgency.
The leader of Iraq's most powerful political party has called on the United States to let Iraqi fighters take a more aggressive role against insurgents, saying his country will only be able to defeat the insurgency when the United States lets Iraqis get tough.
"The more freedom given to Iraqis, the more chance for further progress there would be, particularly in fighting terror," said Abdul Aziz Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the Shiite Muslim religious party that leads the transitional government and whose armed wing is the most feared of Iraq's many factional forces.
So, we evicted a government using torture and murder to maintain it power, to establish a government that wants to use torture and murder to grasp it's power.
So if we didn't fight over nuclear weapons, and we didn't fight over chemical weapons, and we didn't fight over biological weapons, and we didn't fight because of 9-11 or ties to Bin Laden, and we didn't fight to establish a citizen friendly democracy;
Why did we attack Iraq?