A day of death and horror in Iraq.
Saboteurs blew up one of two main oil pipelines from Basra. Baghdad saw more rocket attacks on the Green Zone, killing one and wounding more. The "secure" area of the capital, Karrada, is under curfew.
From Anti-War.com -
At least 163 Iraqis were killed and 214 were wounded in the latest reports of violence. These figures included updated numbers from the Mahdi Army battles taking place since Tuesday. Fighting appears to be subsiding in Baghdad, but the Mahdi Army has expanded its control in Basra. One American soldier has died after an IED attack south of Baghdad today. Meanwhile U.S. forces were dragged deeper into the fighting across Iraq. British troops have remained uninvolved, even in Basra where they are stationed. Also, the situation for civilians in Basra and Sadr City is becoming desperate as food and water supplies dwindle.
So what does our mini-cowboy leader have to say?
"Prime Minister Maliki's bold decision, and it was a bold decision, to go after the illegal groups in Basra shows his leadership and his commitment to enforce the law in an even-handed manner," Mr Bush said. "It also shows the progress the Iraqi security forces have made during the surge."
See the surge is working. More dead and displaced Iraqis means it is working. Eventually all the Iraqis will be dead or gone and then there will be peace in Iraq. Bush is so smart. More violence means the troops have to stay to secure Iraq. Less violence means troops have to stay to make sure violence doesn't break out. A civil war means the surge is working and troops must stay because the puppet government might need help killing their fellow citizens.
Bush logic is amazing.
STOP THE WAR NOW! WE CANNOT WAIT IT MUST END NOW!