Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Hell in a handbasket

The US occupation of Iraq is getting very dirty very quickly. Firstly, they've started arresting their political opponents. Then last night jumpy US soldiers shot at a protest in the town of Falluja, killing at least a dozen people and injuring over fifty. Jonathan Steele has an account of the aftermath in the Guardian. And then, to make things worse, they went and did it again this morning, injuring another two. Regardless of whether the Americans were shot at or not, it looks very very bad, and is not exactly going to endear them to the locals. But of course, they have no understanding of that at all...