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Since the United States military withdrew from Iraq in the middle of last month, 434 Iraqis have been killed in attacks across the country, according to security officials, one of the highest tolls for that amount of time in the past few years.
The latest attack occurred Friday when a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near a funeral procession in a Shiite neighborhood. The procession was for a man who had been fatally shot, along with his wife and son, a day earlier by insurgents.
According to security officials, 31 people, including 8 police officers, were killed in the Friday attack and 60 were wounded. Elsewhere in Baghdad, a young boy was killed in an explosion near a soccer field....
As I have always pointed out, the war in Iraq, was nothing more than a continuation of the Banana Wars. We did not demand that the First Amendment of our Constitution wasn't included in theirs, (or Afghanistan's for that matter either.)
This of course could be expected, they sparFour U.S. Missionaries Killed in Iraq. If memory serves, a non-Christian religious community was attacked in northwestern Iraq. All this occurred while American troops were still in Iraq. I don't remember any noticeable response by Baby Bush to this behavior?
While we realize that This is a normal operating procedure for Islam, we failed to do our part by demanding protection of freedom of speech and religion in the Iraqi constitution--even though no doubt it would have been completely ignored.