Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Oh, this is good


BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attacker detonated a massive car bomb at a checkpoint near the British Embassy and the interim Iraqi government's headquarters Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 40 others, including a U.S. soldier, authorities said. The attack was the worst in Baghdad since the United States transferred sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government on June 28.

In a separate terrorist strike, the governor of Mosul — Iraq's third largest city — was killed when assailants threw a grenade and fired automatic weapons as he drove in a convoy of vehicles toward Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said. [my emphasis]

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Okay, if we can't keep the Iraqi officials safe, how in Hell are we supposed to keep the rest of the people in line? Oh yeah, we gave them sovereignty. That means it's the Iraqis' problem now.

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