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Muslims Murder 33 More Muslims In Iraq

From a cheering Associated Press:

An Iraqi policeman examines a damaged bus after a car bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 22, 2009.

Attacks kill 33 in Iraq as violence intensifies

Monday, June 22, 2009

BAGHDAD — Bombings and shootings killed at least 33 people in Baghdad and surrounding areas on Monday, including a group of high school students on a bus headed for final exams, as violence intensified before a planned withdrawal next week of U.S. troops from urban areas.

The bombings, nearly all in Shiite areas of the capital, came just two days after the year’s deadliest attack — a truck bombing that killed at least 75 people in northern Iraq.

Overall violence has declined drastically over the past two years, but the recent attacks have raised concerns about the Shiite-dominated government’s ability to provide security around the country without the immediate help of the U.S. troops remaining in Iraq. More than 100 people have died in three days of bloodletting, mostly from bombings but also from shootings.

Starting June 30, most of the 133,000 American troops left here will be housed in large bases outside the capital and other cities — unable to react unless called on for help. The withdrawal is part of an agreement under which all U.S. troops are to leave Iraq by the end of 2011.

The reclusive Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on the Shiite-led government to take whatever steps necessary to protect Iraqis from attacks. But in a statement, the anti-American cleric blamed the violence on the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country and demanded a faster withdrawal.

"The Iraqi people are heading toward a new phase that might lift them out from their suffering," the cleric said in a statement. He also called on his followers to remain peaceful…

This is our watchdog media’s new drumbeat.

The intensifying of attacks is the fault of the continuing American presence in Iraq. So of course the only way to stop them is for the US to get out of Iraq even sooner.

Then there will be peace.

Just like there is in Pakistan.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Muslims Murder 33 More Muslims In Iraq”

  1. beautyofreason says:

    Al Qaeda just stated that they would support using Pakistani nuclear weapons to strike within the U.S.

    Clearly the moron in chief didn’t make the right impression with the Islam is peace speech in Cairo. And clearly the terrorists don’t care how much he appeases the Middle East.

    Shame, that at this critical junction in history we have the worst president for these dangerous times….North Korea has threatened nuclear war, Iran has an internal crisis and Al Qaeda still wants to kill a lot of our citizens – with nukes minimally protected in Islamic Pakistan. I shudder to think of what Obama’s Chamberlainesque policies will mean for our country….

  2. neocon mom says:

    Right, the presence of world’s strongest military (of history’s freest and most prosperous nation) is the cause for these attacks. And Bammy and the moveon.org left agree! He loves to apologize for our presence there after all! I wonder if this logic would apply to their own lives–someone breaks into your home and the last thing you’d want is for the police to show up–everyone knows police presence only emboldens criminals!

    The world’s strongest military should retreat in the face of violent attacks on civilians. That’ll show ’em!

    What emboldens these attackers is the weak leader of the world’s only superpower. Same thing that emboldens the mullahs, A-jad and their thuggery.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    There just running up the score! No way Jews can catch up!

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