Chemical Weapons in Iraq

The chaos in Iraq now sees Sunni terrorists using explosives with chemical components. There is such hideous irony here: we invaded to stop a dictator giving chemical weapons to terrorists. But the result of the botched, under-manned occupation is that the terrorists no longer need the dictator to get them. As for the surge, it's whack-a-mole time again:

The geography of the attacks on Tuesday and today all in the outer ring of neighborhoods around the capital suggested that the new Baghdad security plan may be pushing violence out to areas outside Baghdad’s central neighborhoods.

Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the chief American military spokesman in the capital, said that military officials have found that as killings and bombings have decreased in Baghdad proper in recent weeks, the fringe areas have seen an increase. Top commanders were considering moving at least one brigade to Diyala Province north of Baghdad, the site of vicious battles between Sunni insurgents and American and Iraqi troops.