Turning bad Karmah to good Karmah
Terrible things have happened at this natural ‘choke point’ of insurgent activity
by Gordon Dillow, Columnist
The Orange County Register
KARMAH, IRAQ – The Marines are trying to make good Karmah out of bad Karmah. Karmah – actually in Arabic it’s pronounced more like “Garmah” – is a town and district of about 50,000 predominately Sunni Muslims situated between the cities of Fallujah to the west and Baghdad to the east. As such it has for years been a natural “choke point” of insurgent activity for al-Qaeda in Iraq and its insurgent subsets. Terrible things have happened here. In fact, there was a time when Karmah was considered to be one of the most dangerous places in Iraq.