Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda Bombings Kill Almost 100 As Multiple Targets Hit In Baghdad [Obama Withdrawal?]
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.
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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."
Our troops provided more than just “fire-power”.
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.
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.
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.
It is not an “Obama withdrawal” Obama is carrying out the SOFA negotiated by Bush.
Nice work, Barack Hussein.
Gee, nobody saw that coming, did they?
Its going to get much worse, I’m afraid.
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.
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.
People here don’t want to hear the facts
Weren’t we saying last year that Obama was promising to pull out much too soon?
Bingo. They are not so really different from the reflexive Bush haters.
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.
Obama speeded it up by a year. We are on Obama’s time frame now.
***Forever Mired in islam Alert***
Now they're back.
O can follow up his “address to the Muslim world” with an address to the Iraqi people, which will surely solve this problem.
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.
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.
Ever notice that since 0bama took office there’s been an increase in the number of bombings in Iraq? Not a coincidence.
“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.
because the once he won, the terrorists also said “yes, we can!”
The Illegal Alien is simply implementing his stealth strategy for losing the entire WOT, even in the places where we’ve already won.
Yeah, they know he’s taking military advice from Weasley Clark.
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.
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.