Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Death toll tops 1300 in Iraq since Weds
Hmm, so we LIE about the number dead in Iraq's unofficial civil war. Nice... WaPost: "Grisly attacks and other sectarian violence unleashed by last week's bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine have killed more than 1,300 Iraqis, making the past few days the deadliest of the war outside of major US offensives, according to Baghdad's main morgue. The toll was more than three times higher than the figure previously reported by the US military and the news media." And get this, even more info about the Shiia death squads' handiwork: "100s of unclaimed dead lay at the morgue at midday Monday -- blood-caked men who had been shot, knifed, garroted or apparently suffocated by the plastic bags still over their heads. Many of the bodies were sprawled with their hands still bound and many of them had wound up at the morgue after what their families said was their abduction by the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr." Good to see we ousted a bloodthirsty secular Saddam for bloodthirsty fundamentalist Shiites, huh? And better yet... we're footing the bill for this bloodbath.