Saturday, September 20, 2003

Attack on Governing Council Member

According to AP, there has been an assassination attempt on Aquila al-Hashimi, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council. She was hospitalized with abdominal wounds, but is now in stable condition. Something like this was obviously expected, and one can't help but wonder how long it will be before one succeeds. The resistance forces are also sending a message: If we can hit the governing council, we can hit anyone who cooperates with the U.S.

UPDATE: Juan Cole has more background to this situation. Apparently al-Hashimi worked in Saddam's Foreign Ministry before the war, and there's been some mystery about how she wound up on the IGC.


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