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Reuters: Bomb Brings Iraqis Down To Earth

From the fans of terrorism everywhere, Reuters:

Baghdad bomb brings joyous Iraqis down to earth

By Paul Tait

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A car bomb killed six people in a mainly Shi’ite area of central Baghdad on Monday, ending a brief lull in sectarian violence, while jubilant Iraqis reveled in their soccer team’s Asian Cup triumph.

Police said 31 people were wounded in the explosion near wholesale and electrical shops in Bab al-Shorji district, the capital’s first big blast since Iraq’s Asian Cup win sparked the biggest street celebrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

A vehicle curfew, imposed on Sunday in a bid to avert a repeat of suicide bombings that killed 50 people after Iraq’s semi-final win on Wednesday, ended at 6 a.m. (0200 GMT).

The bombing delivered a sharp reminder of the nation’s difficulties, even though some Iraqis had spoken of the soccer victory bringing splintered Shi’ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish communities together after four years of unrelenting violence…

Iraq’s fractured parliament, struggling to meet political benchmarks set by an impatient Washington, joined the mood of national euphoria after Iraq’s 1-0 defeat of Saudi Arabia in Jakarta on Sunday.

Parliament discussed granting every player 400 sq meters of land in Baghdad, although a final decision was delayed until September. Each player in the team is already set to receive $10,000 from the government.

Despite the soccer celebrations, many suspected it was only a matter of time before bombers returned to the streets.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have died in a relentless cycle of violence between majority Shi’ites and minority Sunni Arabs since Saddam’s fall in 2003…

A total of 3,651 U.S. soldiers have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam…

Notice how Reuters put it: “Bomb joyous Iraqis down to earth.”

They can’t stand the thought of the Iraqis thinking of themselves in any other way but as victims.

And of course like the rest of our media, they are routing for the other team — the terrorists.

Meanwhile:

Parliament discussed granting every player 400 sq meters of land in Baghdad, although a final decision was delayed until September. Each player in the team is already set to receive $10,000 from the government.

Priorities, eh? Still, they haven’t gone on vacation yet.

Can anyone recall a Reuters (or any mainstream media article) that does not mention the current US death toll in Iraq?

A total of 3,651 U.S. soldiers have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam.

Did they keep track like this during WWII? And will they keep track of how many are killed if we pull out too soon?

(Rhetorical questions.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 30th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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