At Least 64 Die in Baghdad
Security backsliding may be accelerating. Twin suicide bombings today, right in the bustling markets that the U.S. likes to promote as symbols of progress. Both bombings occurred in the very heart of Baghdad — itself the very heart of the surge, and right when the Maliki government turned the Iraqi Army’s attention to Mosul. Looks like we won’t have to wait for the end of the surge to witness the End of the Surge.