Sunday, May 29, 2011

The "W"rong "W"ar at the "W"rong time left 4772 USA military dead with countless civilians.

This is not the failure of American policy.  Where a culture of jihad exists there will always be turbulence and death.

It is time for the USA troops to come home.

We will never forget.

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 29 (click title to entry - thank you)

29 May 2011 19:38

Source: reuters // Reuters

May 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1940 GMT on Sunday.

* Denotes new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - A political analyst and university lecturer was seriously wounded by a bomb attached to his car in a western district of Baghdad, according to an interior ministry source.

* BAGHDAD - A police lieutenant was wounded when a bomb attached to a car went off in a southeastern part of the capital, according to a security source.

* MASHAHIDAH - Armed men killed an off-duty policeman in Mashahidah, 20 km (12 miles), north of Baghdad , an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Two bombs that exploded in quick succession near a liquor shop killed one civil defence worker and wounded six other people, including four Iraqi soldiers in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said. The second bomb went off after army and civil defence personnel had gathered in response to the first blast.

MOSUL - A sticky bomb attached to a car carrying army Major General Khalid al-Ubaidi, a previous nominee for the position of defence minister, wounded the officer and his security guard in the north of Mosul city, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local security official said.

Ubaidi had been one of the names initially proposed by the Sunni-backed Iraqiya party in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition government for the post of defence minister, but his name was later withdrawn.
(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)