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Iraqis angry at security lapse in deadly bombings

October 26th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Iraqis angry at security lapse in deadly bombings

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqis vented anger Monday at a major security lapse that allowed two suicide truck bombers to penetrate what was supposed to be one of Baghdad’s safest areas, killing 155 people, including 24 children leaving a daycare center.

Sunday’s twin suicide blasts in the heart of the capital targeting the Justice Ministry and the Baghdad Provincial Administration were the worst attacks in more than two years. They raised fears about Iraq’s ability to protect itself as it prepares for January elections and the U.S. military withdrawal.

The children who were killed were on a bus leaving a daycare center near the Justice Ministry when the attack occurred, said an official at the hospital where the bodies were brought. A police official confirmed the death toll and said the bus driver was also killed and six children injured. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Baghdad’s top security officials brought reinforcements to guard government institutions Monday and blocked streets around the capital, acting on intelligence suggesting such buildings could be the militants’ next target, Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for the city’s operations command center told The Associated Press.

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When Saddam Hussein was running Iraq, you never heard of anything like these bombings happening. Maybe they DID happen and the Iraqi news was controlled to the point that the word never got out. In any case, you never heard of it happening. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

Saddam was a brutal and sadistic dictator, he was merciless when dealing with his enemies. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was fighting a war with Iran, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was killing the Kurds in Northern Iraq he was hailed as a murderous SOB along the lines of Hitler. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was kicked out of Kuwait by American and coalition forces, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When American forces were enforcing a No-Fly zone in an effort to protect the Kurds, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When American troops entered Iraq in the ill-named Operation Iraqi Freedom, thousands of Iraqis, military and civilian were killed. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was captured, many Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was hanged for his crimes against humanity, many Iraqi people were unhappy.

When the U.S. army was patrolling the streets of Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Nouri al-Maliki was elected as Prime Minister, many Iraqi people were unhappy.

When the U.S. forces began their draw down, some were ecstatic, but many of the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When the suicide/homicide bombers continued to kill Iraqis, even though those attacks could no longer be blamed on bombing directed against American troops, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

I don’t know about you, but I seen a pattern of unhappiness in the Iraqi people. No matter what happens in Iraq, they are unhappy.

Maybe it’s time to bring our troops, contractors and money HOME. Let the Iraqis find their own level of happiness, in their own way, in their own time. And who knows, maybe my predeiction of a Saddam like replacement surfacing may come to fruition. I have believed that for a long time, as soon as we’re gone, a new dictatorship comes in.

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