I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Everything is just peachy in Iraq - NOT

Well neocon Joe Lieberman make think things are just great in Iraq and getting better everyday but I would guess the Iraqis have a different idea.
Over 3,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in June, U.N. Reports
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 18 — An average of more than 100 civilians per day were killed in Iraq last month, the highest monthly tally of violent deaths since the fall of Baghdad, the United Nations reported today.

The death toll, drawn from Iraqi government agencies, was the most precise measurement of civilian deaths provided by any government organization since the invasion and represented a dramatic increase over daily media reports.

United Nations officials also said that the number of violent deaths had been steadily increasing since at least last summer. In the first six months of this year, the civilian death toll jumped more than 77 percent, from 1,778 in January to 3,149 in June, the organization said.

This sharp upward trend reflected the dire security situation in Iraq as sectarian violence has worsened and Iraqi and American government forces have been powerless to stop it.
Just another indication that Joe Lieberman is as clueless as all of his Republican friends. I would be surprised if violence against US troops didn't increase because of Israel's attack on Lebanon. If I was a US soldier working with the Iraqi security forces I'd be watching my back.

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