Car bombs, mortar rounds and firearm attacks killed at least 50 people Tuesday in Baghdad and Diyala, and authorities found 60 dumped bodies in Baghdad, police said. Attacks have been reported nearly every day in Baghdad since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, and sectarian violence — symbolized by the daily presence of dumped bodies in the capital — erupted this year.
I’m beginning to think that this may not be quite what “victory in Iraq” is supposed to look like. I realize that there’s no way that anyone could have fully anticipated the brutal, ruthless, seemingly never-ending carnage that rules Iraq today. Evil may not have a face, but if what’s happening in Iraq isn’t pure, unadulterated Evil, I don’t know what is. THIS is what Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader’s ignorance and self-interest has wrought. Instead of going after Osama bin-Laden in the aftermath of 9.11, Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader chased ghosts in Iraq. Instead of prosecuting the war on terror in places where there were actual, honest-to-God terrorists, Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader chased Saddam Hussein, creating his very own terrorist threat, which then flogged as the reason why we needed to be in Iraq. While arguably a bad, bad man with no redeeming human qualities, Hussein had no connection with 9.11 OR Osama bin-Laden.
What Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader’s glorious war in Iraq has created is chaos. Not just your basic, garden variety chaos, mind you. No, we’re talking about the sort of chaos that’s left hundred of thousands of Iraqis dead, maimed, and displaced. And guess who’s policy started the ball rolling?
Yes, when the history of Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader’s
clusterf—k glorious war of liberation in Iraq is written, what sorts of things will be listed as highlights? Yeah, I can’t think of any, either, but what I can guarantee is that none of these things will be celebrated as evidence of brilliant policy successes:
A car bombing consisting of three explosives ripped through a southwestern Baghdad neighborhood Tuesday morning, killing at least 15 people and wounding 25, Baghdad emergency police said. The attack took place near a gasoline station.
Gunmen in northern Baghdad opened fire on a bus carrying employees of the Shiite Endowment, a group that oversees religious sites and Shiite mosques, police said. The attack killed 15 people and wounded nine.
In the mixed neighborhood of Amil, in the southwestern part of the city, two separate car bombings killed five people and wounded 12, according to police and an Interior Ministry official.
In the Sunni neighborhood of Sleikh in northern Baghdad, a mortar attack in an outdoor market killed two people and wounded five others.
A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol in Yarmouk, a Sunni neighborhood in western Baghdad, killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounding four, police said.
Also, six police were killed and 10 were wounded when a suicide car bomb targeted an Iraqi National Police base in northeastern Baghdad, police said.
There were several incidents in and around the town of Khalis in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, according to a Diyala police official.
Three people were killed when gunmen sprayed a minibus carrying laborers; two people were killed when gunmen attacked a market; and police found two bodies and two heads.
And this carousel of carnage is just a partial list from one day. Day after day after day, this sort of butchery takes place in Iraq. This news is now so routine, and we’ve become so numb to it, that it barely makes the 6 o’clock news.
Whether or not politicians think what is happening meets the definition of “civil war”, the end result is still the same. The brutality continues unabated as Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader builds his legacy, day by bloody day.
NOW CAN WE IMPEACH THE LYING BASTARD??