The New York Times is now reporting that the latest strategy of the Sunnis and Shiites is to burn down each other's homes.
This, of course, in addition to bombing religious pilgrims going to and from shrines which have now claimed more than 200 lives in the last week.
Surge, or not, these burnings and attacks take place right under our noses. The homes of Sunnis and Shia are being burned in Muqdadiya. And this is no remote village. Mugdadiya, 60 miles NE of Baghdad, is a city of 200,000.