Multiple Car Bombings in Iraq

Via the BBC:  Multiple car bomb attacks hit Iraqi cities

At least 42 people have been killed and many others injured in a series of car bomb attacks in central and southern Iraq, officials say.

Baghdad was worst hit, with eight explosions at bus stations and markets in the mainly Shia Muslim districts.

Two bombs went off earlier in the day in the southern city of Basra, and a blast in Samarra killed three people.

The attacks come amid a recent rise in violence in Iraq linked to growing political and sectarian tension.

At least 175 were injured.

Sectarian violence is on the rise in Iraq of late.

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  1. DC Loser says:

    But I thought we won and everything is peace and love and understanding???

  2. CB says:

    If only we were still there, we could have prevented all of these bombings…

  3. Woody Boyd says:

    The Surge was a success.

  4. gVOR08 says:

    Another demonstration of the efficacy of Cheney’s war plan:
    – Invade Iraq
    – ???
    – Get their oil

  5. fred says:

    Still waiting to see when Rep Issa will conduct hearings on why we went to two illegal wars and lost over 3,000 troops, 100,000+ civilians, and thousands of maimed and disabled vets and civilians. As John Boehner says I want to see who will be going to jail after such hearings. I also want to see hearings on sequestration cuts to vets and other federal programs and how general population is affected. No chance of course for such hearings..GOP and TP (which is a political entity and should not be tax exempt) would never investigate anything related to GOP.

  6. fred says:

    Since the GOP cares so much about our troops lets see when Issa and Boehner will launch an investigation to see who is responsible for the deaths of 5 American soldiers. Don’t kid yourself. There won’t be any investigation as the GOP stands to gain NIL from such action and stupidity. GOP and non-tax exempt TP ( which owes us back taxes) are so out of touch with most Americans.