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Weekend In Iraq

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 25th, 2007 2:49 pm by HL

Bomber strikes Baghdad college; 41 dead

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge Sunday, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies.

Witnesses said a woman carried out the attack at the business school annex to Mustansiriyah University, but Interior Ministry officials said it was investigating the reports. The school’s main campus was hit by a string of bombings last month that killed 70 people.

The attack came as a powerful Shiite militia leader bitterly complained that “car bombs continue to explode” despite an ongoing security crackdown in Baghdad and suggested he was rethinking his cooperation.

Truck blast kills 35 at Iraqi mosque

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A truck exploded Saturday as worshippers left a Sunni mosque west of Baghdad, killing at least 35 people and injuring more than 60 in an apparent sign of increased internal Sunni battles between insurgents and those opposing them.

The imam of the mosque in Habbaniyah, about 50 miles west of Baghdad, had spoken out against militants fighting the U.S.-backed government, including the group al-Qaida in Iraq.

At least 35 people were killed and 62 injured, said Lt. Abdul-Aziz Mohammed in Habbaniyah, which lies between the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah — both hotbeds of the insurgency.

Former U.N. envoy supports Iraq pullout

WASHINGTON – President Bush should follow British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s lead and start withdrawing troops from Iraq, former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said Saturday.

“Engaging in a broad-based diplomatic offensive, and beginning a redeployment of U.S. forces in Iraq, represents the best way to secure America’s interests in the region and combat the serious threat of terrorist networks,” Holbrooke, who served under President Clinton, said in the Democrats’ weekly radio address.

Americans underestimate Iraqi death toll

WASHINGTON – Americans are keenly aware of how many U.S. forces have lost their lives in Iraq, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll. But they woefully underestimate the number of Iraqi civilians who have been killed

Iraqi civilian deaths are estimated at more than 54,000 and could be much higher; some unofficial estimates range into the hundreds of thousands. The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq reports more than 34,000 deaths in 2006 alone.

Among those polled for the AP survey, however, the median estimate of Iraqi deaths was 9,890.

5 Responses to “Weekend In Iraq”

  1. Buck Says:

    The US military has killed over 25,000 enemy combatants in Afghanistan! In Iraq the US military has killed over 300,000 enemy combatants. Some of saddams army, the terrorist group Feddehein Saddam, Al Qaida, and now Irans proxy army inside Iraq included in the totals. We have lost 3000! The enemy has lost near 400,000 dead!……….WE ARE WINNING!!!

  2. sfliberal Says:

    That’s the same type of counting that led to us thinking we were winning in VietNam.. until we lost.

  3. Buck Says:

    The only reason we lost Vietnam is because the communists in North Vietnam were encouraged by the anti-war retoric blubbering out of certain peoples mouths.

    Just like Bin Laden, and Al Zawari , and Ahmadinijad , and Kim Jong IL are encouraged by what they hear from the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton!

    I mean…If we just had crowds of Hollywood liberals in ALL corners of America, Iran would not have long to wait would they H.L.?? How fast should we run from Iraq H.L.??? Fast…. or real fast… Like 4.5 in the forty fast??? How fast would H.L have us pull out of Iraq?? Bull Run Fast???? H.L. how much should we pay Iran not to hurt us???? Run and pay and bow down!

  4. Buzz Says:

    war is hell

  5. Timoty Says:

    cool blog!