The clerics at the Sadr office say that US soldiers entered the building and crudely shredded photographs of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shia cleric in Iraq. When I arrived at the destroyed centre, the floor was covered in torn religious texts, including several copies of the Koran that been ripped and shot through with bullets.” Naomi Klein, reporting on things that don’t seem to make it into American news media. I should have linked to it last week when I read it, but in combination with this piece by Mike Davis, which a friend sent me this morning, it begs the question: is this how we “win the hearts and minds” of Iraqis?

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