BAGHDAD -- At least 40 Shiite pilgrims were killed and 60 injured
in a suicide bombing south of Baghdad Sunday in what was once known as
the Sunni triangle of death.
The bombing in Iskandariyah came as hundreds of thousands of Shiites
took to the streets to walk the 50 miles to the holy city of Karbala
for Arbaeen. The ceremony on Thursday commemorates the anniversary of
the 40th day following the martyrdom of Hussein, the grandson of the
prophet Mohammed, a venerated figure in Shiite Islam.
pilgrims stopped for water and food at a tent set up to serve them
along their journey, a suicide bomber walked into the crowd and
detonated, killing and wounding many of the pilgrims, said Muthanna
Ahmed, spokesman for the police in Babil province. He expected the
death toll to rise.
Explain to me again how the I&O* of Iraq has improved Iraqi lives? If we meant to give them the same standard of living and the same level of security as we are blessed to have,,,,,,, well, I guess that means we must have the same number of killings by suicide bombers at Christmas mass, or Easter mass, unless mass is canceled due to strain on the electrical grid causing a shutdown.
Seriously, BushCo™, screwed the pooch when it comes to Iraq. Other than to fatten the pockets of Halliburton and company, this has been a monumental failure.
* Invasion & Occupation