There's been a spike in sectarian attacks in Iraq, too, as Debka notes:
Officials in Baghdad report 120 Iraqis killed in last 48 hours – 1,450 since Feb. 22 blast at the Shiite mosque in Samarra
March 27, 2006, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
The ministry of human rights appealed Monday to US forces and Iraqi security groups to protect civilians during their raids.
Despite all the diplomatic gymnastics, it looks as if Washington and now London are preparing the public for a military showdown. ElBaradei is talking, but I don't think the guys in Tehran are listening.
US to outspend enemy in Iraq?
"Israel will have to attack Iran."
Morning Report March 19 2006
Morning Report March 26 2006