Sunday, May 14, 2006

Bush's war, summarised

AP report -- The cars exploded in a parking long near the Camp Victory coalition base, but the U.S. military said it was not an attack on the compound. ''Instead, it targeted Iraqis congregated in a parking lot,'' the military said.

UPDATE: The Washington Post account makes clear that for ordinary Iraqis, it's either private security or no security at all -- being next to "Camp Victory" is no help:

The parking lot, near a well-known statue of Abbas bin Firnas, a 9th-century philosopher, was guarded until recently by Global Security, a private security company.

"I was expecting this, because Global Security moved the checkpoint away and left this parking lot uncontrolled," Thair Abdulqadir, an airport employee, said.

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