In Iraq Today
reports that her local neighborhood is pulling together to defend itself, but wonders why all of the clerics calling for calm and unity don't just have their militias stand down.Professor Cole
reports that violence continues at a reduced level, but the curfew had to be suspended so people could buy food and supplies.
Update: From the Washington Post
on MSNBC: Iraq’s deadly surge claims 1,300
, about three times as many deaths as had been previously reported.