An outburst of gunfire rattled the city during the weekend, with at least nine people killed in 36 separate acts of violence.
The shootings were reported from Friday until Monday morning, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.
They included gang shootings, drive-by attacks, and even one case in which someone used an AK-47 to shoot up a plumbing supply store.
Authorities did not immediately say whether any of the shootings were thought to be related.
Police Superintendent Jody Weis blamed an excess of guns and gangs.Â “There are just too many weapons here,” Weis said Sunday. “Too many guns, too many gangs.”
When I first read these accounts I thought:Â Man, that sounds worse than Baghdad.Â Â I wasn’t the only one who made the connection.
At Instapundit, Glenn publishes an email from Michael Yon, noted blogger on the ground in Iraq.Â “CHICAGO SOUNDS LIKE MOSUL”
And Glenn himself makes this observation:Â “Still, they’re different: One has crooked officials, violent gangs with their hooks into government and law enforcement, and a culture of corruption that has resisted the central government’s effects to clean it up, and the other is a city in Iraq.”
So, what is Obama’s Plan to end the War in Chicago?Â Should we surrender to the gangs and let them fill in a power vacuum?Â
Ah, difficult questions that won’t be asked by the MSM.