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Suicide bomber kills 3 MPs at Iraq parliament

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  1. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Even if there are noble ideals behind the war, it appears that war was and is not the way to realize those ideals. A gradual pullout, with the international community pressing for negotiations between the factions and Arab or neutral states providing some military support remains the best option. What if Bush simply said the US will leave in six months, provided negotiations to ensure peace and stability are underway?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070412/ts_nm/iraq_dc_64

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three Iraqi lawmakers at a cafe in the parliament building on Thursday in the most serious breach of security in the heavily fortified Green Zone since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

    Witnesses said dozens had been hurt in the blast, which tore through the restaurant as many lawmakers were having lunch. Police said 10 people were wounded.

    How explosives and the bomber were smuggled into the Green Zone, a sprawling compound that is surrounded by U.S. and Iraqi checkpoints, will be the focus of investigations. The zone houses parliament, government offices and the U.S. embassy.

    Earlier, a truck bomb killed at least seven people on a main bridge in northern Baghdad, destroying most of the steel structure and sending several cars plunging into the River Tigris below, police said.
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    #75 Jersey

    I like this...except change the word "gradual" to "immediate" and the word "months" to "minutes". :mad:
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    Depressing news for those who support the continuing surge.
    If they can't secure the Parliment in the Green Zone there is no hope for peace in the streets.

    What kind of message does this send to those few locals who are working toward forming a concensus?
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    I think now that we created the problem, we own it, and to pull out immediately would probably lead to slaughter as all the factions rushed in to try to take charge.

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