Another corner

 Posted by at 10:10  Politics
May 072006

As George W. Bush would say, we have turned another corner in Iraq…

Car bombs rock Iraq, 14 dead

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A car bomb in a crowded commercial area in Karbala killed at least five people and wounded 18 on Sunday, and two car bombs in Baghdad claimed the lives of nine victims, hospital and police officials said.

Karbala — which lies some 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad — is home to two of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines and has been targeted by insurgent bombings in the past.

The first blast in Baghdad, at an Iraqi army base, killed eight people and wounded 15. The second, near a government agricultural building, killed one person and wounded five, police said.

The attacks come as Iraqi police told CNN a total of 43 bodies have been found in Iraq’s capital in the past 24 hours. All of the bodies had gunshot wounds to the head.

Since the bombing of a Samarra mosque in February inflamed Shiite-Sunni hostilities, more than 200 bodies have been found shot in the head, many of them with evidence of torture, in neighborhoods in and around Baghdad.

However, as any rabid right-winger will tell you, this is just the negative reporting of the “liberal media,” just more “Bush-bashing.” Things are really going well in Iraq. Really, they are.

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