Monday, August 28, 2006

Carnage Update

Reuters:
Roadside bombs killed five U.S. soldiers in Iraq in separate attacks on Sunday. In one attack, four soldiers were killed when a blast hit their vehicle north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday.

A roadside bomb, one of the most lethal weapons used by Sunni Arab insurgents seeking to topple the Shi'ite-led government backed by Washington, also killed a U.S. soldier in western Baghdad, said the military.

The American casualties came on a day when a spate of car bombings and shootings across Iraq killed about 60 people.

But Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said violence was on the decrease and that the country would never slide into a civil war.

"Violence has decreased and our security ability is increasing. We are not in civil war and will never be in civil war," Maliki told CNN in a recorded interview on Sunday.

"What you see is an atmosphere of reconciliation."

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, too late.
Already a civil war.
And everyone knows it.

The two criteria that Bush declared when we'd leave were: 1. Iraq government, 2. Iraq police/military. If you read the stories both sound like a disaster. The police/military when trained use their newly acquired skills to battle the other two groups.

Come to think of it, didn't we, the CIA, teach Bin Laden, when Russia was in Afghanistan. We always seem to get blowback.

Argh :-(

8/28/2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger DED said...

What you see is an atmosphere of reconciliation.

If that's "reconciliation", I'd hate to see what the place looks like when they're pissed off at one another.

8/28/2006 2:18 PM  
Anonymous thirdeye said...

Honestly, tcr, no one cares anymore. You mean Karr isn't being charged after all? Wow. That's something.

8/28/2006 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw al maliki on his cnn interview...at least he didnt weep like cry baby siniora (who may have been thinking 'if only rafik wasnt such a nationalist' as his tears poured...)

8/29/2006 5:24 AM  
Blogger 277fia said...

C.R, Newsday reported today via AP, that nine (9) soldiers were killed over the weekend on page A26. That should have been front page news.

8/29/2006 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can actually expect violence to reduce somewhat as people are driven from mixed neighborhoods or flee Iraq altogether. Homogenous, self-protecting enclaves will form and unprotected citizens for targets will be a bit tougher to come by. So, do you think that this was Bushco's "vision" for Iraq (if they ever really had one)?

8/29/2006 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can actually expect violence to reduce somewhat as people are driven from mixed neighborhoods or flee Iraq altogether. Homogenous, self-protecting enclaves will form and unprotected citizens for targets will be a bit tougher to come by. So, do you think that this was Bushco's "vision" for Iraq (if they ever really had one)?

8/29/2006 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can actually expect violence to reduce somewhat as people are driven from mixed neighborhoods or flee Iraq altogether. Homogenous, self-protecting enclaves will form and unprotected citizens for targets will be a bit tougher to come by. So, do you think that this was Bushco's "vision" for Iraq (if they ever really had one)?

8/29/2006 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Gus said...

Um, are you saying that Jonah Goldberg was "once known for intellectual rigor"?

8/29/2006 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Gus said...

Um, are you saying that Jonah Goldberg was "once known for intellectual rigor"?

8/29/2006 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Gus said...

Sorry, wrong thread.

8/29/2006 3:33 PM  
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