Friday, September 16, 2005

A series of bombings and shootings throughout Baghdad have left 200 people dead over the past two days. The terror group Al Qaeda in Iraq (which, incidentally, did NOT exist when I was in power) is claiming the attacks are in retribution for the American crackdown on insurgents in the western part of the country. The terrorists are mostly killing poor, defenseless civilians who merely going about their daily business of trying to find work, or attending mosque, or going to the market, or simply trying to buy the latest copy of The Iraqi Enquirer to see if Brad and Jen are back together.

But according to the Bush Administration, the Iraqi people are better off than they were under me, so I guess the killings are a normal part of becoming a free and open society rooted in the principles of democracy.