Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Facing facts

Amongst all the vast verbiage and numerous reports about the seemingly inexorable slide toward chaos (and that's not my word, it comes via Central Command) in Iraq, I think the following brief passage (From the Times) is the most horrifying and depressing:

The morgue classifies victims according to their injuries; if a victim has been beheaded, he is a Shi’ite killed by Sunnis. If he has been killed by a power drill to the head, he is a Sunni murdered by Shi’ites. Most victims have been tortured. Bodies are dumped by the roadside and lie there for hours.
I, for one, read this and am at a loss for words.

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