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Over 30 Killed in Baghdad Bombings

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

A spate of bombings around Baghdad on Sunday killed 34 people, including at least four Iraqi policemen, three soldiers and several civilians shopping in local markets and preparing to break their fasts to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Also Sunday, in Iraq’s Diyala province, at least four people were killed and 17 others wounded in several attacks, a security official in the province said.

The attacks came as Iraqis prepared for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan with feasts and celebrations. The holiday in Iraq begins Tuesday.

In Baghdad’s central Karrada district, a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest detonated minutes after a bomb in a parked car exploded, the Interior Ministry’s head of Explosives and Ordnance Disposal unit said, speaking on state-run al-Iraqia television.

Twenty people were killed and 72 wounded in those attacks, which occurred in a busy commercial area in Karrada. Three women and four policemen were among the dead, and the wounded included seven policemen and women and children, the Interior Ministry said.

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By PatrickHenry, September 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm Link to this comment

Look into my eyes and say “the surge is working…the surge is working”.

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By Kwagmyre, September 29, 2008 at 4:31 pm Link to this comment
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A proposition here for McPain…......

He knows Sarah Paleface has a son who’s either in Iraq or soon to be shipped over.
Have her visit there and prove to us that the war she calls an “Act of God” can be just even were her son to be killed or maimed for life.

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By msgmi, September 29, 2008 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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The Surge, the Splurge, call it what u want, the clock keep ticking for the Sunni tribal factions in Iraq to make the final decision of who gets power. Shoving democracy down Iraqs throat has no lifeline and its proponents are living in a fantasyworld. Even GW et al can’t understand how the invasion that ended Saddam’s totalitarian regime is being rebuffed. For GW et al the Iraqi civilian casualties have no meaning and that is the crux of the problem not being understood, counter-insurgency tactics are not working and promoting anti-coalition sentiment.

Once a buffer against Iran, Iraq’s current political leadership is playing acey-duecy with the coalition as long as the latter keeps dishing out pay-offs to the Sunni chieftains. For the moment, money talks and it keeps the Sunni minority out of the insurgency offensive. This type of financial merger between the coalition and the Sunnis begs for a capital (sic) implosion.

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By Louise, September 29, 2008 at 8:02 am Link to this comment

Yep, the sun’ll come up tomorrow [we hope] and a few more folks will grow brains and tune out mainstreammedia, and McCain will spin a new line about the surge and maybe, just maybe Obama will return to his original talking points and stop agreeing with everything the old man says.

Like maybe Obama could suggest McCain return to Iraq, with a dozen helicopters hovering above, and a couple a hundred armed troops surrounding him and take another “stroll” through the market place. Just to show the folks back home everything is hunky dory over there in his land of Oz. And back here in the “Grim” land of Fairy Tales, his running mate can click her heels together and wish it all away.

Meanwhile, an obedient gaggle of do-do birds will give the guys who demonstrate daily they need more money to burn ... more money to burn. And while everyone is watching that fairy tale play out, from the Palace on high the little king will send down a message to his subjects in the lower Palace. “Well done my little dumbbells, well done, [and you think I’m the stupid one, Hee, Hee.] Let the looting continue!”

OK, we all know how well “oversight” has worked on this end of the McCain/Bush fantasy.

Here’s how “oversight” works in “Surge"ville, Iraq.

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By Fadel Abdallah, September 29, 2008 at 6:12 am Link to this comment

I thought the surge was working and according to the latest from stupid and disoriented McCain we are winning in Iraq! Or is this just a collateral damage from the “surge” that’s working?!

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By nino, September 29, 2008 at 5:42 am Link to this comment

It’s interesting how the actual reporting, in MSM, has all but forgotten anything “bad” in Iraq. How do they spell “free-press?”  -  “p-r-o-p-a-g-a-n-d-a”

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By skulz fontaine, September 29, 2008 at 5:15 am Link to this comment

Now wait a minute, didn’t Gen. Rhesus Petraeus say the “genocide in Iraq” was won? Didn’t the “surge” work? No? Yes? Maybe but? Getting better by the minute? Got to admit it’s getting better? The sun’ll come up tomorrow?

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