FIREBALLS OVER IRAQ

FIREBALLS OVER IRAQ: Reuters has this rehash discussed as breaking news. The thing I find fascinating is this quotation:

Three people were martyred in Baghdad last night and we are preparing for more deaths because the situation is developing rapidly,” Iraqi Health Minister Umeed Midhat Mubarak told a news conference.

Baghdad is a big city. Coalition forces have been bombing the bejeezus out of it for three days. Shock and awe, and all that. And we have killed only three civilians? I knew our “brilliant bombs” were good; I had no idea they were that good.

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