Saturday, June 5, 2010

Political Murders on the Rise in Iraq

Tony Shadid in the NY Times, on how as many as 20 gunmen who arrived  in pickup trucks and then went door to door, hunted down and killed a politician allied with Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya bloc, which won a narrow victory in the March elections but will likely be denied an influential role in the new Iraqi government (when/if it's ever formed).  One politician elected in March, but yet to be seated, stated that:

“Members of Parliament have had to stay inside their homes for two months now, and no one is getting any security protection from either the police or the army . . . .“I expect it to get worse."

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