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CNN: Iraq ‘Out of Control’

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Posted on Nov 24, 2006
Iraq out of control

That’s the headline on CNN’s main page in the wake of the deadliest coordinated attack of the Iraq war—which left more than 200 dead in a Baghdad slum. Also, the powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to boycott Iraq’s government if the Iraqi prime minister meets with President Bush next week.

  • Horrific: In apparent retaliation for the Baghdad slaughter, Shiites burn six Sunni worshippers alive as police stand by.

  • CNN:

    Powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to withdraw support from Iraq’s government if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets President Bush next week, an al-Sadr representative said Friday.

    Such a move could jeopardize the stability of the administration of al-Maliki, who has relied on the support of both the United States and his fellow Shiites.

    The White House said talks between Bush and al-Maliki in Jordan next week would go ahead as planned. Al-Maliki’s office has not responded to the threat by Salih al-Akeili, a member of the al-Sadr bloc in Iraq’s parliament, that aired on Iraqi TV.



    BAGHDAD, Iraq—Militiamen grabbed six Sunnis as they left Friday worship services, doused them with kerosene and burned them alive as Iraqi soldiers stood by, and seven Sunni mosques came under attack as Shiites took revenge for the slaughter of at least 215 people in the Sadr City slum.

    A U.S. helicopter opened fire into the Shiite enclave after militiamen fired on it from the ground, residents said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

    With the government trying to avert a civil war, two simultaneous bombings in Tal Afar, in northern Iraq, killed at least 23 people. On Thursday, Sunni-Arab insurgents unleashed bombings and mortar attacks in Sadr City, the deadliest assault since the U.S.-led invasion.


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    By Janet, November 26, 2006 at 9:17 pm Link to this comment
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    CNN, thanks for reporting more of the reality that is the nightmare in Iraq so that the Will Rogers of this country can really know what’s going on.  They only know what they read in the newspapers, an attribute of good people which has been mercilessly exploited by a free press that has acted more like a bought press. This is a war paid for by dutiful American and innocent Iraqi blood, funded by Chinese and other foreign investors, and yoked to the next two to three generations of Americans.  Shame on you CNN for not having had the guts to report the reality of this war any sooner than now.

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    By the Doctor, November 26, 2006 at 6:46 pm Link to this comment
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    I see the loser in the White House hasn’t interrupted his exhausting vacation schedule because of the carnage.  Nor has he changed tactics or even discussed changing tactics.  Instead he goes to Viet Nam and lies about what he learned from the Viet Nam war, and utters platitudes about how we can’t “quit”, whatever that means.

    He was a screw-up in HS, college, grad school, business, as governor, and as a parent.  Now he’s rained his ignorance and incompetence on the entire country and world.  How long till he’s impeached?

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    By Fred, November 25, 2006 at 5:56 pm Link to this comment
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    Where are Allah or God, or whoever,  when this kind of slaughter happens over and over?
    Would you trust in a banker who has lost your money every time you made a deposit?
    Sunnis and Shiites are victims of the same banker. They should get together and question their banker!!

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    By Sammy, November 25, 2006 at 4:31 pm Link to this comment
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    I doubt that George Bush is even aware of the true situation in Iraq. Since his minnnions spoon fed him information, how would know? And besides, even if knew what he wrought, he lacks the intellectual capacity to understand the inplication of starting an unnecessary, destroying the country that is considered the cradle of civilization, the deaths of hundreds of thousand is innocent men, women and children, the death and maining of U.S. soldiers and the decline of his own country.  This is a mean who follows his “gut”, after all.

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    By Robert Rafferty, November 25, 2006 at 11:22 am Link to this comment
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    We are more then likely to see more and more of this happen as the door starts hitting Bush Party in the ass as they leave office.
    The tides have to turn so that the Media can befriend they next Regime, and start pushing there masked messages.

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    By Gonnuts, November 25, 2006 at 7:57 am Link to this comment
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    As I understand it if I were to lie and it caused the death of a person I could be charged with no less than manslaughter.

    It has been proven that this administration lied in order to start this illegal war.

    Are we going to let bush&co;. get away with causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, ruining our military and bankrupting the nation?

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    By Alejandro, November 24, 2006 at 8:15 pm Link to this comment
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    What is it going to take for our illustrious leaders to figure out that, it’s all over. The grand scheme has failed and we should not lose another soldier to save a failed policy that was doomed from the start. The American people have to realize that our military adventures through-out our history are repleat with dumb-ass generals as well as dumb-ass politicians that are constantly trying to coverup their stupidity no matter what the cost. A massive call-up so that we can provide cover for our disengagement from Iraq is what we need. And then accountability through impeachment and courts marshal for the commanders in the field that followed these un-lawful orders that killed so many of our young.

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    By Kathlyn, November 24, 2006 at 7:05 pm Link to this comment
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    The butchery going on in Iraqi= is incomprehensible.  I am frustrated, appalled, disgusted with the Bush administration, the Bush family, the Bush/Cheney mafia-style “leadership”. I hope the res publica petition will be available quickly.  It calls for the international community to replace the coalition in Iraq immediately.

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    By chuck, November 24, 2006 at 1:01 pm Link to this comment
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    Iraq is OUT OF CONTROL. It has been for quite a while. What do we do now Mr. Bush? Where is the Iraqi strategy to deal with this bloodshed? Do something. Start withdrawing our troops. Iraq doesn’t want us there anyway, anymore!But that OIL we have to protect it, right? So, Stay the course again….....nonsense! Again, do something.Have a full blown meeting with Congress for one day to come up with a decision on what to do. Time is of essence.Act now!

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    By Rodney Matthews, November 24, 2006 at 11:53 am Link to this comment
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    Can anyone in the White House say civil war? The days of lies and deception are over. Will Bush accept responsibilty for the situation he created? Most importantly will the Democrats hold this adminstration accountable? When will the madness end? How many more soldiers will have to die for lies and stubborness of our incompetent Commander in Thief? If the current leaders in Iraq can’t stop the violence then it’s time to get someone who can. Saddam Huessein. At this point he’ll be glad to make nice with the U.S. for his return to power. We can even send James Baker and Donald Rumsfeld over to shake Saddam’s hand to seal the deal. Think of the American lives and money we’ll save. Plus George Bush can go back to do what he does best. Taking care of the rich, paying lip service to the middle class and Christian Right, and ignoring Black and poor people.

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