December 15, 2013 1:03 pm -

We really cleaned things up in Iraq, didn’t we? The television presenter is the sixth journalist killed there since October.

Nawras al-Nuaimi was shot near her home in Mosul, Al-Mosuliyah TV said, and was the fifth journalist killed in the northern city in the same period.

Mostly Sunni Arab Mosul is one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq, with militants frequently carrying out attacks and reportedly extorting money from shopkeepers.

On December 5, Kawa Ahmed Germyani, the editor-in-chief of Rayal magazine and a correspondent for Awene newspaper, was gunned down in front of his mother in Kalar, Sulaimaniyah province, in the autonomous Kurdistan region.

Following that killing, media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it was “worried about the very dangerous climate for journalists both in Iraqi Kurdistan and the rest of Iraq, and about the impunity enjoyed by their attackers and killers.”

Germyani’s death followed that of Alaa Edwar, a Christian journalist working for the Nineveh al-Ghad television network, who was shot dead in Mosul in November.

Good thing we went in there and wasted thousands of American lives straightening things out.