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Iraq: The Dead

WaPo: At least 83 people were killed during a two-day spree of sectarian revenge killings, as Iraq's government said Sunday it was indefinitely p

WaPo:

At least 83 people were killed during a two-day spree of sectarian revenge killings, as Iraq's government said Sunday it was indefinitely postponing a much-anticipated national reconciliation conference. Separately, the U.S. military reported the deaths of a Marine and four soldiers.--The tit-for-tat sectarian killings began late Friday with the discovery of the decapitated bodies of 17 Shiites kidnapped earlier in the day near Balad, a predominantly Sunni region northwest of Baghdad and a hotbed of the insurgency battling U.S. and Iraqi forces.

An Iraqi militant group that includes al-Qaida in Iraq announced Sunday in a video that it has established an Islamic Iraqi state, comprising six provinces _ including Baghdad _ that are largely Sunni and parts of two central provinces that are predominately Shiite.

Bush wants to get rid of the current government while the insurgents have created their own. How is "staying the course" working out?

(I'll be on KLSD 1360 AM with Craig Elsten at 11:30 am)

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