Aquila al-Hashimi, the member of the Iraqi Governing Council who was ambushed last week, has died of her wounds. It's an ugly world, and it grinds us all up before it lets us go. In a cynical moment, I thought that despite the obvious and copious shortcomings of a twenty-five member executive council, it makes it difficult to assassinate the whole in a single strike. I wonder if that was part of the thinking in its establishment?
Hunt the bombers down, guys. Make us proud.