Cleansing Baghdad


Andrew linked yesterday to Zeyad Kasim's map of ethnic cleansing in Baghdad -- the city has become substantially segregated by now, as every occasional massacre prompts a larger number of people to move before they become the next victims.

That's the state of play right now with 160,000 American troops in the country and with a policy decision made to station a larger proportion of US forces specifically in Baghdad than had been the case earlier. So, yes, it's true that terrible things will happen if we have the military leave Iraq, but terrible things are happening right now and our military can't stop them.