The Horror of Babylon
The same old story this morning from the other side of the planet, the familiar threesome of terror: 2,000 people driven out of their homes in a town outside the capital, 17 people killed by a suicide bomber, and a massive outbreak of diarrhea caused by contaminated water, which was caused in part by the bombings and chaos.
That was Afghanistan. It was even worse in Iraq.
In the northern city of Kirkuk, twin suicide bombings within 20 minutes killed more than 80 people in Kirkuk. The BBC reports that the blast destroyed the headquarters of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's political party, PUK.
Another British news source, the Times of London, carried a sweeping analysis Sunday morning of the U.S. debacle in Iraq. Sarah Baxter and David Cracknell cut through the b.s. as few U.S. newspapers do:
That was last week's suicide bombing in Kirkuk.
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