Thursday, October 14, 2004

Green Zone Attack 

Perhaps this is the worst news out of Iraq yet:

Insurgents set off explosives at an outdoor market and a cafe popular with Americans inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, killing seven people, including two Americans, and wounding others, the U.S. military said. The statement revised an earlier count of eight dead.

The attack appeared to be the first time insurgents have successfully infiltrated and set off bombs in the heart of the U.S.-Iraqi leadership of the country. The U.S. military said the bombs appeared to have been “hand-carried” into the zone — raising fears over security in the compound, where the U.S. Embassy and Iraqi government offices are located.

The Green Zone is supposed to be the one place where our troops and the Iraqi Government are supposed to be safe. Now, no place in Iraq is safe. Like in Vietnam, where some Vietcong were our friends by day, but enemies at night, every Iraqi inside is a suspect and will be treated differently than before. Things just got substantially worse.


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