March 5, 2005 – BAGHDAD – As more people lose loved ones to the relentless terrorism, Iraqis are becoming increasingly angry at the rebels, even staging public demonstrations condemning them.… Yesterday, hostility to the insurgency boiled over into bloodshed in Wihda, 25 miles south of Baghdad. Townsmen attacked militants thought to be planning a raid on the town and killed seven of them, police Capt. Hamadi al-Zubeidy reported.
I’m actually more than a little concerned at the second paragraph. One would hope that there’s enough of a legal system in place that vigilantism shouldn’t be necessary. However, if there is a silver lining to this, it’s that popular support for the terrorists is waning.
I told you so.