Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Breaking News: Remants of Famous Shiite Shrine Destroyed...

This is very bad news. Early morning blasts today destroyed two minarets at the same Shiite shrine in Samarra where an attack last year demolished the mosque's gilded dome and plunged the country into a wave of deadly sectarian violence.

The 9 a.m. explosions at the revered Askariya shrine in Samarra, about 65 miles north of Baghdad, is the sort of event that could spark a spiral of retaliatory bloodshed.

This latest development is likely to make it more difficult to draw down U.S. troops. Not a good situation. Maybe we should just pick up and leave. What do you think?