Every morning, I walk my dogs, give them biscuits, make coffee, and sit down at my computer. First I check my email, then I look at headlines.
This is what I've seen this week so far:
Sunday, May 1: Violence in Iraq Claims More Than 100 Lives in Past 3 Days
Monday, May 2: 35 Iraqis Killed as Leaders Seek to Fill Cabinet Posts
Tuesday, May 3: 13 Are Killed by Car Bombings in Baghdad and Mosul; 12 Die in U.S. Raid Near Syrian Border
Wednesday, May 4: Many killed in Baghdad violence; At least 23 people have been killed in several attacks targeting security forces in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Thursday, May 5: Clash at Iraq checkpoint kills 15
Friday, May 6: Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 26 in Separate Strikes in Iraq; Insurgents Press Attacks on Iraq Security Forces, Killing 22
What a relief to know the US has everything under control.