Friday, November 03, 2006

Iraq: a state of "remarkably well"

It’s been a little over three years now since we went into Iraq. ... If you look at the general overall situation, they’re doing remarkably well.
-- Dick Cheney, October 17, 2006
Sunni insurgents have cut the roads linking the city to the rest of Iraq. The country is being partitioned as militiamen fight bloody battles for control of towns and villages north and south of the capital.

Well-armed Sunni tribes now largely surround Baghdad and are fighting Shia militias to complete the encirclement.

The Sunni insurgents seem to be following a plan to control all the approaches to Baghdad. They have long held the highway leading west to the Jordanian border and east into Diyala province. Now they seem to be systematically taking over routes leading north and south.
-- The Independent,
Baghdad is under siege,
November 1, 2006.


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