Sunday, April 15, 2007

Baghdad Gets Bombed In Spite Of Crackdowns

  Once again, it was not a good Sunday for many in Baghdad as mini buses and cars and roadside bombs exploded killing some 45 people in the usual sectarian violence.

   It is so nice to see Reident Bush's new way forward ( escalation ) going so well. I actually wish that it would work but we all know that is not going to happen.

   In the mean time, two of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's officials have said that al-Sadr followers would be quitting their cabinet post on Monday. That would be six spots vacated. That may well be the straw that breaks the camel's back for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki because he then may not have enough support to stay in power. He's barely hanging on as is.   Source

   But it just gets better in Iraq because Bush/Cheney, and McCain says things are improving. Here's proof.

   Apparently a few dozen Iraqi policemen held a demonstration in front of their police station and accused U.S. troops of having been treating them like " slaves " and " animals." 

   "No, no to America! Get out occupiers!" were some of what they shouted.

    From what I have been reading as of late, things such as this are quite common. But it has been my understanding that most of the abuse has come from the private army provided by Blackwater USA. That would be the  paid mercenaries hired by Bush.

      Three American service members were killed in the bullshit today.

"The security plan has made more troubles for Iraqis than helping them," said Juma'a Khamis, 42, a technician who lives in the capital. "There have been no positive results. It's a failure, and so is the government."

Others retained hope that the campaign could carve out breathing room for Iraqi forces to regain control of the city.

"We need to build our security forces, and step by step we can achieve stability," said Nassir Amir, a 31-year-old civil engineer. "The Iraqi government is trying its best but it faces a lot of difficulties ... It needs more time — maybe one year at least."

   Did you read that? Unlike Fox News I do post both sides of the issue!

  Just thought that I would throw that in there.