That’s not good

No matter what your position on the Iraqi war is, this can’t possibly be interpreted as a good sign by anyone. I’m not accusing the soldier responsible of doing anything wrong – if you’re not there, you can’t possibly know – but the mere description is so ironic that it would make you laugh were it not for the fact that a man lost his life.

Tensions between U.S. forces and Iraqis in the Shiite Muslim enclave, Sadr City, rose Monday after the head of the U.S.-appointed municipal council, Muhanad al-Kaadi, was shot and killed by an American soldier guarding municipal headquarters.