Eyewitness to tension in Baghdad

Terrorists dressed as police bombed the Askariya shrine (a major Shi’ite mosque) in the Iraqi city of Samarra today. If you’re looking for on-the-ground updates from Baghdad on the reaction to the bombing, go to Iraq The Model.
God willing, this won’t degenerate into civil war.
More analysis:
Bill Roggio thinks al-Qaeda has miscalculated again.