The Washington Post leads with a near-banner headline announcing that "more than" 1,300 Iraqis have been killed since last week's attack on a Shiite shrine. The WP got the number, which is about four times more than has been widely reported, from a visit to Baghdad's main morgue.A stealth civil war?
As everybody notes, there seemed to be much less killing yesterday. But isn't it also worth noting that much of the violence isn't the type that's usually reported right away? Open street-fighting and bombings are easy to spot. With late-night abductions and executions, it's hard to know they've happened ... until of course the bodies turn up at the morgue.
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!