The Surge Is Working? Hardly.

A Guardian journalist returns home to Iraq to find that far from what we hear in the US, the surge has produced nothing approaching normalcy or peace, but rather ghettos seething with violence, with nothing but makeshift walls dividing the increasingly hostile warring factions.

"US claims that the military surge is bringing stability to Iraq. By traveling through the heart of Baghdad its easy to see by enclosing the Sunni and Shia populations behind 12ft walls, the surge has left the city more divided and desperate than ever."

Check out parts 2 & 3 of this amazing report. It's undoubtedly the most realistic and candid view of Iraq you will ever see:

Baghdad, 5 years on (part 2 of 3): killing fields

Baghdad 5 years on (part 3): Iraq's lost generation

(h/t Bill W.)


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