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More than 40 people died in bombings in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas at the end of last month.
The day's violence began at 6:30 a.m., when a suicide bomber in a police uniform and carrying a radio and a pistol knocked on the door of an investigator in the anti-terrorism police force in the northern city of Tal Afar. When the officer opened the door, the bomber detonated his explosive belt, killing the man, his wife and son, said Maj. Gen. Khalid al-Hamadani, police chief of the northern Ninevah province.
As people gathered in the aftermath, another suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt, al-Hamadani said. The coordinated attack killed a total of 34 people and injured 70. A day earlier, bombs in two Shiite villages near Mosul, another northern Iraqi city, killed 16 civilians and injured more than two dozen.
Originally posted by Jenna
It should be abundantly clear now that our troops have been the whipping boys for the actions of insurgents and suicide bombers, and not the cause.
Originally posted by MrVertigo
Well that would be one way of looking at it.
Another would be that entering Iraq was a BAD IDEA.
And no amount of rationalization, political spin, or arguments along the lines of: "well, whatever the reason given for invading, the country's better off now."
can change that fact
Originally posted by David9176
Have you seen the size of the US embassy in Iraq? It's 10X's the size of any our our embassies in any country IN THE WORLD. It looks like a gigantic prison from the outside....look it up.
We aren't leaving...we will never leave. Don't believe it for a second.