As the American military pushes the largely Shiite Iraqi security services into a larger role in combating the insurgency, evidence has begun to mount suggesting that the Iraqi forces are carrying out executions in predominantly Sunni neighborhoods.Now there had been this theory that if we downsized the american presence in Iraq those sorts of things would be the start of the ongoing civil war in Iraq.
Hundreds of accounts of killings and abductions have emerged in recent weeks, most of them brought forward by Sunni civilians, who claim that their relatives have been taken away by Iraqi men in uniform without warrant or explanation.
Some Sunni men have been found dead in ditches and fields, with bullet holes in their temples, acid burns on their skin, and holes in their bodies apparently made by electric drills. Many have simply vanished.
[ cf PravdaOnTheHudson ]
So does this mean that we have already down sized the american presence in Iraq? And the Evil Liberal Media has just not been willing to tell the americans the good news about Iraq Today?