Deadly Violence In Baghdad

The spokesman for the Iraqi health ministry says the death toll from a wave of violence sweeping the country's capital has climbed to 57.

Ziad Tariq says nearly 200 people were also wounded in the attacks that struck Baghdad on Thursday morning.

The violence is the worst to hit Baghdad in months.

It targeted neighborhoods around the city in an apparently coordinated campaign of violence designed to wreak havoc.

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  • by Dark Horse on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    Old saying in the Arab world: if you fight us, we'll fight you back; leave us alone and we'll kill each other.
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      by Joseph on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:48 PM in reply to Dark Horse
      So what was Sept. 11, 2001? Was I simply imagining planes flown by Arabs smashing into buildings? It never happened, right? You must be an invertebrated, pansy-Democrat.
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM
    That whole region makes me sick. Let them kill each other, I really don't care. Focus should be here.
  • by 40some on Dec 22, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    This is how it works over there. They understand fear and violence, strong and weak. Yes, the Iranians are behind it 100% probably trying to pit the different sects against one another.
  • by chris Location: chocowinity on Dec 22, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    This is not a surprize to anyone I hope if it is please pick up a history book. This war has proven one thing that we have learned nothing from our history or our mistakes as a country. but keep on electing the same poeple to run our country and we will always get the same effect. We as a people need to demand change, stop trying to force our belifs on other countries and fix our own.but we can not blame the government if we keep putting them back in office we are as much to blame as they are.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    This is a complete failure by our government. Bush/Obama are both to blame. The 5000 American lives lost, the trillion dollars was a pure waste. The people having been doing this for thousands of years. A idiot would have known was going to happen. You can not fix a culture. 9 years of war, it only took 4 for world war 3. Gosh , I hope someone learns a lesson, you can not change religion issues, or change peoples minds with aggression. Please help the people in Washington understand that they are not that smart after all.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    In the words of George W. Bush. Miss me yet?
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      by Well...... on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:28 AM in reply to
      Well, considering that Bush went to war on the basis of WMD's, which were never there, the answer to missing AT ALL. He screwed us royally with manufactured evidence. Furthermore, the US gave Iraq 'the go' to invade Kuwait. Interesting ehh?
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        by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:43 AM in reply to Well......
        The WMD were there at one time, because this country sold them to them.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:43 AM in reply to Well......
        Wikileaks provided the documentation that the WMD's WERE THERE.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM in reply to Well......
        The pitch of the left is no WMDs found...Wikileaks proved that statement to be a bunch of bile. So keep repeating that lie from the lets us all know how informed you are....
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        by REM on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM in reply to Well......
        I swear, people will always believe what they want to believe and not the facts. Bush was informed by every credible agency that there were, in fact, WMD those nations. We didn't make it a covert inspection, so obviously they move them out (most likely to Iran where there is ZERO chance that they will allow neutral, and official inspections). Blame Bush all you want, but it's not his fault.
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          by saywha? on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:09 PM in reply to REM
          Really? Not his fault? How about I split odds with you on the WMDs (which, the wikileaks did NOT verify, here is a quick blurb of the facts........ " President George W. Bush asserted peaceful measures could not disarm Iraq of the weapons he alleged it to have and launched a second Gulf War,[9] despite multiple dissenting opinions[10] and questions of integrity[11][12][13] about the underlying intelligence.[14] Later U.S.-led inspections agreed that Iraq had earlier abandoned its WMD programs, but asserted Iraq had an intention to pursue those programs if UN sanctions were ever lifted.[15] Bush later said that the biggest regret of his presidency was "the intelligence failure" in Iraq,[16] while the Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2008 that his administration "misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq".[17] A key CIA informant in Iraq admitted that he lied about his allegations, "then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war".,,,,,,, then ask who we should blame for there being absolutely zero plan for what to do with a defeated Iraq? Over 90% of the American combat deaths took place AFTER Bush's "Mission Accomplished" tomfoolery. Any amount of pre-war planning for how to handle an occupation would have reduced the number of deaths......American troops and Iraqi civilians both...... tremendously.
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          by JC on Dec 23, 2011 at 05:57 AM in reply to REM
          He went and invaded Iraq without the UN's support!!!!!Everything that went on there all the men and women that died, are and forever will be his fault!
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      by obamanot on Dec 22, 2011 at 08:42 AM in reply to
      HELL YEAH!
  • by L Location: NC on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:52 AM
    It's just a shame so many people had to die for absolutely nothing. "Weapons of mass destruction" Ha, what a joke.
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      by To L on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:18 AM in reply to L
      You are an idiot. Did you even read the story? What did any of this have to do with our troops.
  • by Earl on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:23 AM
    lets just give them time. Iran will end up running Iraq and let them all get in one big pile and them we go BOOM!!
  • by Dan on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    they will gang up and come here next, just a matter of time.
  • by ? on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:18 AM
    Saw this coming from miles away, oh well, not our problem anymore since we’re no longer allowed in their country, for now anyways.
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