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The Kerbala bombings and the Zarqawi letter

The recent bombings in Kerbala were a tragic setback for the cause of peace in the area. It's made me think again of the alleged Zarqawi letter, found by U.S. forces a couple of weeks ago. At the time, the letter was roundly denounced as a forgery by many war critics. It may well have been, but this recent attack is certainly right out of the Zarqawi playbook. In his letter he had explicitly strategized about fomenting civil war by attacking the Shi'ites in exactly this way. Maybe there was something to it after all.