The Green Zone has been hit yet again:
Shiite militants are hammering the U.S.-protected Green Zone with rockets and mortars for the fourth day this week.
Thick, black smoke is billowing from inside the heavily fortified home to the U.S. Embassy and Iraqi government.
And Shiites are protesting in huge numbers:
Tens of thousands of Shiites took to Baghdad’s streets to protest the government crackdown on militias in Basra as heavy fighting between Iraqi security forces and gunmen erupted for a third day in the southern oil port and the capital.
Iraqi officials reported 17 more people killed in overnight clashes in Baghdad’s main Shiite district of Sadr City and raised the number of deaths from fighting in the southern city of Hillah to at least 60.
So is this the progress we keep hearing about?