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Al-Qaeda Bombings Kill Almost 100 As Multiple Targets Hit In Baghdad [Obama Withdrawal?]
Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 19, 2009

Posted on 08/19/2009 12:33:19 PM PDT by Steelfish

al-Qaeda bombings kill almost 100 as multiple targets hit in Baghdad

Almost 100 people have been killed in co-ordinated al-Qaeda bomb and mortar blasts across Baghdad, the deadliest attack since the US army pulled out of Iraq's major cities.

Richard Spencer 19 Aug 2009

Iraqi officials said that 95 people had been killed and more than 500 were wounded.

The attacks, blamed on al-Qaeda, hit government and media buildings in the heart of the city, away from the softer targets of recent explosions, such as Shia mosques.

Baghdad bomb attacks kill 75 people in Iraqi capital Witnesses described seeing bodies lying on the floor of the foreign ministry through smashed windows. The ministry, on the edge of the highly fortified International or "Green" Zone, suffered the worst losses after a truck bomb exploded outside.

The deaths will add to fears that the Iraqi government and security forces have not been able adequately to replace the missing fire-power of the Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; alqaeda; alqaedairaq; deathtoll; iraq; obamasfault
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"The deaths will add to fears that the Iraqi government and security forces have not been able adequately to replace the missing fire-power of the Americans."

1 posted on 08/19/2009 12:33:20 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Our troops provided more than just “fire-power”.


2 posted on 08/19/2009 12:34:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Steelfish

IMO, this is all about the obmanation getting back at George Bush. He can’t stand that Iraqi had assumed some control to protect it’s people.

My heart goes out to these people who are now in harm’s way because of politics. It is so unfair to them.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 12:38:07 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: Steelfish
No problem Zero has it under control and will send off a E-Mail and invite them to the Whitehouse
4 posted on 08/19/2009 12:38:08 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: bareford101

This comes close to treason when after thousands of lives lost a President reverses the war gains made under GWB to catering to his left-wing Cindy Sheehan San Francisco & Hollywood anti-war loony crowd that provided the votes and dollars for his election. Blood, Agony, and Tears spilled in vain.


5 posted on 08/19/2009 12:44:13 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: bareford101

You’re right. The obaminators don’t give a flying foxtrot about the people of Iraq, they want the mission to fail so they can stick it on W.


6 posted on 08/19/2009 12:45:54 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Steelfish

It is not an “Obama withdrawal” Obama is carrying out the SOFA negotiated by Bush.


7 posted on 08/19/2009 12:46:48 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Steelfish

Nice work, Barack Hussein.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 12:47:12 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Steelfish

Gee, nobody saw that coming, did they?
Its going to get much worse, I’m afraid.


9 posted on 08/19/2009 12:48:00 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Steelfish

I sincerely believe that the obamanation regime is commiting reverse-treason. American people are under attack by a commie president and his regime.

Next thing is martial law.


10 posted on 08/19/2009 12:48:05 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: bareford101

Again, the withdrawal was negotiated by Bush via the SOFA. Obama is merely carrying it out. There really isn’t much pratical difference between their policies at least after SOFA.


11 posted on 08/19/2009 12:48:41 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Steelfish
Obama lied and people died
12 posted on 08/19/2009 12:54:10 PM PDT by stockpirate (Barack Obama, America's Usurper-in-Chief, & Larry Sinclairs lover.)
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To: Captain Kirk

People here don’t want to hear the facts


13 posted on 08/19/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Steelfish

Weren’t we saying last year that Obama was promising to pull out much too soon?


14 posted on 08/19/2009 12:59:56 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE HOMO!)
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To: uncbob
People here don’t want to hear the facts

Bingo. They are not so really different from the reflexive Bush haters.

15 posted on 08/19/2009 1:02:51 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Steelfish

The Iraqis are the ones driving the US withdrawal and it is pursuant to a status of forces agreement signed between the US and Iraq while Bush was President.

The people to blame for poor security are al Qaeda and Nouri al-Maliki, not Obama.


16 posted on 08/19/2009 1:02:52 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: Captain Kirk; uncbob

Obama speeded it up by a year. We are on Obama’s time frame now.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/27/AR2009022700566_2.html?sid=ST2009022700620


17 posted on 08/19/2009 1:08:04 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Steelfish

***Forever Mired in islam Alert***


18 posted on 08/19/2009 1:09:34 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Captain Kirk
Nope. Obama moved the timeline...just as al Qaeda had pretty much moved on.

Now they're back.

19 posted on 08/19/2009 1:12:13 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Steelfish

OBAMA’S FAULT


20 posted on 08/19/2009 1:15:34 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Steelfish

O can follow up his “address to the Muslim world” with an address to the Iraqi people, which will surely solve this problem.


21 posted on 08/19/2009 1:16:08 PM PDT by squidly
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To: Captain Kirk
Again, the withdrawal was negotiated by Bush via the SOFA. Obama is merely carrying it out.

Yeah, but imagine if Bush were still in office and trying to get Congress to pass an important administration initiative (like Obama's Healthcare 'Reform'). The Media would drop coverage of Bush's policy initiative in favor of sensationalist coverage of the Iraqi victims in an effort to tar Bush with the violence & so weaken his agenda.

22 posted on 08/19/2009 1:17:46 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Buckhead

You are sort-of right. Maliki has his own agenda for sure and given his druthers he would just as well be another dictator. The man is no democrat. With this said, Bush was in no position to keep the democracy push going. With Obama crying ‘we surrender’ during the campaign, there was just no way Bush could have kept the pressure on Maliki.

With that said, there is a chance enough forces and good people can keep democracy going in Iraq. There are certainly powerful elements that want human rights. However, by default and in the name of respecting Iraqi ‘culture’, Obama has joined the forces in Iraq that don’t want democracy.

It’s cynical politcs on Obama’s side. Sure, he hates GWB. i get that. But, a substantial person would protect the dignity of the out-going president and therefrore; the dignity of the US of A. If you read history, it’s a precedent in this country.

But, Obama is not a substantial person. He governs and campaigns to keep the press happy. He’s in way way over his head. Once America stops feeling guilty about slavery, he’ll be replaced by an adult.


23 posted on 08/19/2009 1:20:36 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Captain Kirk
It is not an “Obama withdrawal” Obama is carrying out the SOFA negotiated by Bush.

Do you think or believe that Bush would've negotiated the "withdrawal" without the pressure from the democrats and from the election cycle of 2008?

My guess is that, if it were up to Bush and his defense advisers, that Bush would not have negotiated to pull our troops out so soon. Oh, yeah, he would've eventually pulled our forces out, but not at the accelerated rate that we're doing now, and especially not from the more sensitive areas of Iraq, like the cities.

The only fault I put on Bush is that he gave in to the pressure. Most of the pressure came from the left.

So, while you may be correct in a way, you are also failing to point at the real reasons for what's happening now.

However, though Bush deserves part of the blame, Obama and the democrats deserve the most. And, when it comes to what's happening now, Obama is the commander-in-chief, and, the C-N-C cannot just simply point the finger at when the policy started and just blame Bush. As C-N-C, Obama can reverse the pull-out and re-establish our control until Iraq is "really ready" to go it alone.

So, though it is true that some people refuse to accept the facts, there are also many people who fail to examine the entire set of facts.
24 posted on 08/19/2009 1:20:47 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: Steelfish

Ever notice that since 0bama took office there’s been an increase in the number of bombings in Iraq? Not a coincidence.


25 posted on 08/19/2009 1:25:51 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Captain Kirk

“It is not an “Obama withdrawal” Obama is carrying out the SOFA negotiated by Bush.”

he’s carrying it out poorly. sorry but Obama’s in office for over 6 months now and it’s only getting worse.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 1:27:20 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

because the once he won, the terrorists also said “yes, we can!”


27 posted on 08/19/2009 1:28:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: Steelfish; All

The Illegal Alien is simply implementing his stealth strategy for losing the entire WOT, even in the places where we’ve already won.


28 posted on 08/19/2009 1:32:05 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: ari-freedom

Yeah, they know he’s taking military advice from Weasley Clark.


29 posted on 08/19/2009 1:44:27 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Steelfish

Teachable Moment! Break out the hookah pipes (I almost said Beer then realized that Muslims aren’t supposed to drink alcohol) at the White House and invite the terrorists over.


30 posted on 08/19/2009 2:03:44 PM PDT by rom (Israel got Saul before they got David. Where's our David?)
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To: Steelfish

"And billions of dollars for my new presidential helicopter.
Among its other capabilities, it'll let me cook a meal while under nuclear attack."


31 posted on 08/19/2009 2:30:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Mustangman

Agreed that Bush cut the best deal he could, against a substantial push from the Iraqis to get us out sooner, and, as you note, tremendous domestic pressure to get out.

It will be interesting to see what happens as a result of the recent flurry of large, successful attacks by Al Qaeda.

I don’t trust Maliki or Obama do to the right or smart thing.


32 posted on 08/19/2009 3:09:09 PM PDT by Buckhead
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