Can we say Civil War yet?
At least over the past week, that's what it's looked like.
OK, we already knew the US military was unable to ensure the safety of themselves from terrorists, let alone the safety of Iraqis (which the US is required to maintain, as the occupying force) from terrorists or even from regular ol' criminals.
But as Juan Cole reports, the Washington Post has fixed a tally of over 1500 Iraqis killed since last Wednesday's terrorist attack. Most of these victims seem to be Sunnis killed in reprisals for the bombing Wednesday of the (Shi'i) Askariyya shrine in Samarra.