"The Iraqi population is suddenly mourning the departure of American troops, the once-hated occupiers, as fears of a civil war grow." Spiegel reports on what is next for Iraq and its future: "Given the violence that is flaring up again, many Iraqis want their occupiers to stay longer. 'They shouldn't leave. The situation is not stable,' says Mohammed Ali Mohammed, a 55-year-old shopkeeper in the New Baghdad district who sells vegetables and canned goods. Iraq has no government, the politicians are incompetent and the situation on the streets is 'brutal,' he says. 'The Americans are leaving, but they didn't ask us.'"