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Strewth, more bleding deaths due to Americas illegal invasion.

Iraq had a lo0w crime rate and no terrorists until the illegal invasion. Now it is facing civil war, all because of Bush trying to get his hands on cheapp oil.

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More heart wounds inflicted among iraq citizens via civilians conflict in Iraq ,with 60 killed in Baghdad in this incident.

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Let us pray that God grant peace,tranquility and healing for people of Iraq from heart wounds of this long Iraq war.

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Kind of reminds me of a book I just finished reading about crime in Vegas. Once the mob was pushed out casinos started getting robbed. Before that, no one would even think of it.

Ah, the crime-free days of the past. I suppose we all miss it in some way. Life was just a bit better back then with the mob controlling the Flamingo and Saddam controlling Iraq.

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Peace, Freedom, and Democracy will reign in Iraq one day! We will win! This spate of horrific violence in Baghdad is just a temporary bump along the road map to victory.

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You know I'm still trying to see this evidence that bush only launched the war because of oil neil.

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Neil if I'm not mistaken the crime rate in basra is lower then the crime rate in london.

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But they are not comparing the crimerate in baghdad they are comparing some of iraqs largest cities that are not baghdad to western cities, like basra for example, heck even fallujah is safer then london.

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It's sad to see this... You would just feel powerless as a civilian in Baghdad, trying to live your life. Now I imagine there will be an escalation in attempts to control and attempts to disrupt.

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"Americas illegal invasion"

People who post things like this have no solutions.

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Sarge: the people who created the problem neither.

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I really hope Iraqis can overcome the desire to settle old scores that were rooted in how the old dictator ruled. Maybe they do need a new one as their version of democracy doesn't seem to work. A fair dictator maybe but who is not power hungry and dumb enough to go at odds with the world. This killing has to stop. These old scores are no one to blame but the Iraqis themselves and their old dictator.

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what a mess the USA's has got them-self into!

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NorthLondon: your country didn't seem to have a problem with joining in

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And this is news. Not to give everyone a history lesson, but the US should not have gone into Iraq in the first place based on such inaccurate intelligence (or was the intelligence irrelevant to what the administration wanted to achieve anyway).

The US should have also done a little due diligence and realized that removing Saddam in such a fashion would open up a whole Pandora's Box of issues between the various Islamic sects in the region. Bombings like this one are an outcome of such ignorance. And you reckon people like Condi Rice are intelligent? We know who to call when the Ruskies come streaming through the Fulda Gap, but she (and others in the administration) showed a singular ignorance of the region. And bombings like this are the net result.

And then there is the new feel-good US President who basically washes his hands of any responsibility by handing over the fast-imploding country to the Iraqis themselves. Nixon and friends tried a similar tactic with Vietnamization, it didn't work then, it will not work now. Indeed, most people call such policies by another name. Cutting and running. And this bombing is the result.

And this current tragedy is news? The bigger tragedy is that the US and its allies do not have the guts to face their mistakes in the region and take responsibility for rectifying the long-term problem that they contributed to. What ever happened to stay the course? If you hear debate in America these days, everybody is whining about the pressures faced by troops on extended deployment. What did they expect?

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Well,I don't know about my friends here but protesting the war these days isn't so urgent for me as it was when bush,the worst president EVER,was in office.

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NorthLondon: your country didn't seem to have a problem with joining in

I totally agree with you aizoyurei. And how embarrassing that was for us to join the invasion of Iraq. Most Brits regret that now.

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I'm with timorborder. We should let dictators rule with impunity.

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"People who post things like this have no solutions"

Do you have a solution then young man?

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"I'm with timorborder. We should let dictators rule with impunity."

Well, since you insisted on making it your business, I'm guessing US forces will be needed in Iraq for at least the next twenty or thirty years keeping the "peace".

I wonder what the bodycount for freedom will be by then.....and whether you'll be prepared to admit going with the best intentions hasn't really done anything but create carnage and instability up until now.

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....as long as you'll admit that your alternative included keeping a dictator in power, killing more over the long term, then seeing a civial war without US forces present to keep them apart, a nuclear arms race with Iran, and the complete castration of the UN security council.

Or, in NeilWarnocks's terms, nothing bad at all. ;)

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According to the WaPo, Maliki blamed the attacks on former officials of Saddam Hussein's regime and vowed to revamp security measures.

I wonder what his plan is.

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"killing more over the long term"

I'm sorry, but the bodycount is already against you. Even the most conservative figures give 100,000 dead.

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lunch,

Circa Nov 2003 - "Nearly over".......right?

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In the end the real difference isn't about the loss of life. It's about the media coverage of the loss of life. Track every murder in one city and it looks violent. Ignore every murder in another city that has 10 times the murder rate and people think it's safe. More people are dying in Mexico's drug wars than Iraq's civil conflict. Switch the media coverage, and suddenly people would forgot about Iraq and wouldn't come within a hundred miles of Mexico. But the US army isn't involved in Mexico's drug wars, so the media gives it a fraction of the coverage.

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I'm pretty sure the number exceeds 100,000. Iraqbodycount acknowledge large amounts of deaths go un-tallied.

The Iran/Iraq war killed far more, but I don't think it's fair to be used in an argument as the West gave Saddam's regime immense support. Even when he gassed thousands of Kurds (With our gas and sattelite positions) the world stood by and did zilch.

The fact is that as the US is drawing down, the attacks are increasing - as we see here going back to their heydays of utter organized carnage. This isn't a stable democracy - we're six years down the line and it's gun-point democracy.

Y'know I was really hoping for change for the better recently in Iraq, but the terrorists that the initial invasion allowed to enter and operate with near impunity haven't seemed to be deterred by the much vaunted surge afterall. We're going to clash heads on this for years to come, but I'd be prepared to say it was worth it were there not so much suffering, nor a bright outlook for at the very least, the near future.....

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I'm with Madverts. We should let dictators rule with impunity.

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