Forgotten Iraq Descends Into Chaos
Oliver Miles , a former ambassador to Libya, says that "the impression that the situation in Iraq itself is much improved is down to Iraq fatigue in the media."
"The security situation is calamitous... Attacks on US troops are running at dozens a day, frequently accompanied by looting, burning and stoning. It is generally believed in Baghdad that around 1,000 Iraqis leave the country every day for Jordan and Syria because the security situation is intolerable. According to the Iraqi media, gunmen have killed six Baghdad local councillors in the last two weeks and roughly 750 in the last year."