Not only is the Bush-backed government falling apart but the American death toll is climbing again. This from Reuters :
Off the battlefield, Iraq's crumbling national unity government was in crisis after five secularist ministers said they would boycott cabinet meetings until Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki addressed demands they first gave him in February.Meanwhile, our soldiers continue to bear the brunt of Bush's failed Iraq policy. U.S. deaths are spiking:
The move means that 17 ministers, nearly half the cabinet, have now quit or are boycotting government meetings. The main Sunni Arab bloc pulled out last week and ministers loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr withdrew in April.
August, however, is now on track to be one of the bloodiest months of the year, suggesting a resurgence in militant attacks.Yes, we were warned that it would get bad in August as if it was some kind of inevitable fact of life but warning us doesn't make it right or justify it in any way. Each of these deaths both American and Iraqi is just another testament to the idiocy and shallowness of the current administration. They shouldn't be happening at all. None of the 3,679 deaths are justified and none of the 26,000 plus wounded are either. None of the nearly 1 trillion dollars spent are justified and none of the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit their convoy south of TBaghdad on Saturday, the military said, while a soldier was killed in the capital on Monday by a powerful roadside bomb of a type Washington says is being supplied to Shi'ite militias in Iraq by Iran.
Four other soldiers were killed on Monday in Diyala province, where U.S. troops have launched a summer campaign against militants using the area as a staging ground for car bomb attacks in Baghdad.
President George W. Bush has warned that August will be a bloody month for U.S. forces in Iraq as militants try to influence the debate over the war in Washington, where Democrats in Congress want troops pulled out within months.
It is getting to the point where I am not sure I want to know.