Saturday, March 03, 2007

Perspective: Family's Tragedy Tells of Iraq's Divide

An envelope holding a single bullet was waiting on their doorstep.

There was no need for a note. Everyone in town knows what it means: Leave or the next time it could be a bomb or a gunman coming to call.

When the message arrived for the al-Sihaili family, they didn't hesitate. They set off Tuesday from their home northeast of Baghdad to join relatives in the Shiite-dominated south.

They left in such a rush they forgot to shut the front gate.

Read the rest at the Washington Post