The Light at the End of the Tunnel as Oncoming Train (Iraqi Weekend Edition)


Suspected Shiite gunmen went on a rampage in western Baghdad on Sunday, pulling Sunnis from cars and off the street and killing at least 41 people as hard-line cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for an emergency parliamentary session. In yet another serious crime laid at US troops' door in recent weeks, five soldiers were charged in a rape and multiple murder case, as documents showed the rape victim was a minor aged just 14, and not over 20 as US officials had claimed.

As evening fell, two car bombs struck Al-Timim Shiite Mosque in Baghdad, killing 17 people and wounding 38.

Whole Lebanon Daily Star account here.