A Guide To Ethnic Cleansing

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Baghdad is close to being divided into homogeneous neighborhoods, Shia and Sunni. The 600 dumped bodies in the last month are part of the cleansing. We keep talking about the horrors that would follow a US withdrawal. But the horror of cleansing is occurring under our watch. Troop deployments in neighborhoods most dangerous to US troops facilitate it. Probably can't be helped, but it's worth noting that the numbers of sectarian murders, according to IraqSlogger, are back up to pre-surge levels. Cleansing may well be inevitable, and may in fact be necessary for some kind of peaceful partition to emerge. But it isn't pretty. And it's already here.

(Map by Zeyad Kasim.)

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