Rapid-fire attacks across Iraq kill 55 people

Rapid-fire attacks across Iraq kill 55 people

BAGHDAD (AP) – A rapid series of attacks spread over a wide swath of Iraq killed at least 55 people on Thursday, targeting mostly security forces in what Iraqi officials called “frantic attempts” by insurgents to show civilians that their country was doomed to violence for years to come.

The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded over hours in the capital Baghdad – where most of the deaths occurred – and 11 other cities. They struck government offices, restaurants and one in the town of Musayyib hit close to a primary school. At least 225 people were wounded.

If the insurgents’ goal was to show Iraqis how precarious their situation is, it appeared to be working.

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Rapid-fire attacks across Iraq kill 55 people

For all of you out there that thought George W. Bush was correct when he took us into Iraq, and believed the B.S. LIE about Operation Iraqi Freedom that Bush used to take OUR troops into harms way, pay attention.

George W. Bush had to get some payback against Saddam for the threats he (Saddam) made against George H.W. Bush.

This current series of attacks is what the deaths of almost 5,000 U.S. troops got us. This current series of attacks is what the wounding, and serious disability suffered by untold numbers of U.S. troops got us.

This current series of attacks is what the expenditure of untold BILLIONS of U.S. tax dollars got us.

So, what did WE gain from this ill-advised mission? Nothing! Not one damned thing! That’s what WE got. NOTHING.

The Libbers all screamed that it was a war for oil, NO BLOOD FOR OIL, well, that silly presumption has been put to rest.

Folks like me? We tried to tell people from the start, ‘Afghanistan is where we need to be, but Iraq is a mistake’, and we were correct. For those words of wisdom, for the correct assessment of exactly what Iraq turned out to be, we were called Bush haters, leftists, libbers, anti-war hippies, and a hell of a lot worse.

Of course we were NOT any of those things that some accused us of being, and what we were NOT is what was called *Bush Bots*, folks that agreed with George W. Bush no matter what was said or done.

Some of us are astute observers of military tactics and strategy, observers of Islam and its practitioners, some of us tried to tell the Bush administration from the very start, Iraq was going to be a waste of LIFE, time and treasure, and that as soon as we deemed it time to leave, Iraq would almost immediately fall into a state of civil war, one fueled by the differences in religious ideologies.

It was the latest of a series of large-scale attacks that insurgents have launched every few weeks since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in mid-December at the end of a nearly nine-year war.

What do you know? We were right! Imagine that … do you suppose that the ones that called me a traitor, an anti-war libber and such will come to the blog as say, ‘Damn Fred, I’m sorry man, you were right. You called this one right from the start.’

No? Me either.

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8 Responses to Rapid-fire attacks across Iraq kill 55 people

  1. Texasperated says:

    Well Fred, I’m not sorry. You called it right from the start, but so did I. Now, once troops were committed, my position is and always has been to support the troops. Give them the best training, equipment, food, and other resources possible.

    But I’m glad to see us out of Iraq. Let the ragheads kill each other for all I care.

    Keep your powder dry

    • TexasFred says:

      If our so-called leaders, from BOTH SIDES, weren’t a bunch of politically correct MORONS, our troops could have taken care of Iraq in short order, and that is something I could have supported…

      When the ROEs and PCness were all we had, when troops died because the assholes in D.C. and the DoD were stupid, then I had issues…

      But I always believed in the troops and their will, bravery and dedication…

      And I will always honor their sacrifice in what was nothing more than a political and financial boondoggle..

  2. Katie says:

    Once we pulled out it didn’t take even a week before they were killing each other. I don’t care if they kill everyone in the damned country. Not one troop! And that goes for Syria too.

  3. BobF says:

    Five Thousand of Americas most precious sons and daughters gone; over a Trillion Dollars of much needed money gone; the country of Iraq in a shambles; we walked away without even one drop of oil.

    This seems no different than what happened with Vietnam. Are our leaders ever going to learn?

  4. mrchuck says:

    What stopped the War with Japan? NUCLEAR POWER..

    We should of used the same in Korea, Viet-Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan.

    Any war with us gets struck with a strategic nuclear missle.

    No more “boots on the ground” for a military invasion. PERIOD..

    “We can reach out an touch anyone we want to” … this is our new motto.

  5. Bunkerville says:

    I can only imagine the heartbreak of a family who has lost a loved one, or was injured. How do they sleep at night?

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