Monday, February 19, 2007

Just another day in the life and death of Iraq XXXIX

By Michael J.W. Stickings

From the BBC:

More than 60 people have been killed and 131 injured in three car bombs in Shia districts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police sources have said.

Twin blasts hit a market in the New Baghdad area, killing 60 people. Two more people died in another blast in Sadr City.

The attacks are the deadliest since a joint US-Iraqi security offensive was launched on Wednesday.

A reminder not to get too excited about the perceived successes of the surge. Iraq is what it is, not what the U.S. wants it to be, and no amount of "surge" will change that.

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