October 18, 2006

Riverbend Is Back

She'd been away from posting for a while, but came back to write about the Lancet study of Iraqi deaths:

... We literally do not know a single Iraqi family that has not seen the violent death of a first or second-degree relative these last three years. Abductions, militias, sectarian violence, revenge killings, assassinations, car-bombs, suicide bombers, American military strikes, Iraqi military raids, death squads, extremists, armed robberies, executions, detentions, secret prisons, torture, mysterious weapons with so many different ways to die, is the number so far fetched?

There are Iraqi women who have not shed their black mourning robes since 2003 because each time the end of the proper mourning period comes around, some other relative dies and the countdown begins once again. ...

(h/t to laughingriver at dKos)

Posted by natasha at October 18, 2006 05:55 PM | Iraq | Technorati links |