July was the deadliest month in Iraq since 2008 and now, as Sylvia Westall of Reuters reports,
Car bombs ripped through markets, shopping streets and parks lateas Iraqis were out celebrating Eid, the end of the Muslim fasting month, killing 57 and wounding more than 150.
Making it "one of the deadliest Ramadan months in years."
In response, the State Department issued a statement declaring that "attackers who targeted civilians during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan were "enemies of Islam.'"
Iraq appears, increasingly, to be lost.
For want of a status-of-forces agreement.