In One Eye

Monday, May 02, 2005
The situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate:
A car bomb exploded in an upscale shopping district of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least six Iraqis and setting fire to an apartment building, police said, continuing a string of attacks that's left at least 123 people dead since Iraq's interim government appointed a partial Cabinet last week.

Two other bombs exploded in the capital, narrowly missing a top Iraqi security official and a U.S. patrol. In southern Iraq, a British soldier was killed in fighting, the British government said.

On Sunday, insurgents killed at least 36 Iraqis in a series of attacks, including 25 who died and more than 50 who were wounded by a car bomb that ripped through a tent packed with mourners at the funeral of a Kurdish official in the northern city of Tal Afar.
Of course, Dear Leader can only spout the same old tired platitudes about this fiasco:
A free Iraq in the midst of the Middle East is an important part of spreading peace. It's a region of the world where a lot of folks in the past never thought democracy could take hold.

Democracy is taking hold. And as democracy takes hold peace will be more likely to be the norm.
If Iraq is going to be the model for the other Middle Eastern countries, then the region is in a lot of trouble.

And speaking of countries that really pose a threat to the US, what are the Bushies doing about the missile the North Koreans just tested? Thus far, not one word about this potential weapon of mass destruction.

Be that as it may, Kevin Drum points out that the Times of London reported yesterday that the Bushies held "little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action [had occurred in Iraq]."

Given the morass that the country has become, this is certainly no surprise.