The Associated Press reports this breaking story:
Sunni Arab bloc quits Iraqi government
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SINAN SALAHEDDIN,
Wed Aug 1, 7:56 AM ET
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab political bloc announced its withdrawal from the government Wednesday, undermining Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s efforts to seek reconciliation among the country’s rival factions.
Violence continued unabated, with 50 people killed and 60 wounded when a suicide attacker exploded a fuel truck near a gas station in western Baghdad. Another 17 died in a separate car bomb attack in a central region of the capital. The U.S. military announced the deaths of three American soldiers killed by a sophisticated, armor-piercing bomb….
Sunnis quit Iraqi cabinet as bombs rock Baghdad
Anyone with an IQ above Bush’s can tell that this is a bad thing.
How bad, time will tell. But BAD.
I must admit, I haven’t been keeping up, so: Is the Bush Administration still denying that there is a civil war in Iraq?