The Air War in Iraq Gets Even Worse

Brian Cook

About three months ago, I wrote an editorial noting that U.S. air strikes in Iraq had risen by more than 300 percent during the first four and a half months of 2007. According to USA Today, over the first nine months of this year, the number of air strikes has now risen by 400 percent. You won't find much context in the above article, nor any real sense of the massive number of human lives such airstrikes usually claim. For that, you need to read TomDispatch's Nick Turse.

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Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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