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Old 06-06-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Baghdad burns

[q]The spasm of violence in the capital continued Monday, with armed men dressed as police commandos seizing 24 people in Salheya, a bustling commercial district in the heart of the city that is dotted with bus companies that take travelers to Syria and Jordan. Families of those who were seized, including bus owners, riders and a kebob seller, formed an impromptu demonstration and demanded their release.

"What happened today is a catastrophe, something unnatural," said one of the relatives on the Iraqi evening news here.

Security in the capital has deteriorated precipitously in recent months. Increasingly brazen assassinations torment neighborhoods and no longer seem to follow any obvious patterns. In May, the Baghdad morgue recorded the highest number of bodies received since the beginning of the war: 1,375, approximately double the toll of May 2005.

The surge in killings comes as Iraqi political leaders remained deadlocked for a seventh week over the most important positions in the Iraqi cabinet, the ministers of defense and interior. The stalemate has left Iraq rudderless when it most needs a full government.

"It's a real problem," said Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the national security adviser, who said a new security plan for Baghdad cannot begin until the ministers are in place.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/06/wo...st/06iraq.html

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What a mess.
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a whole lot less safe than a year ago.
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A lot of bad people in this world
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stuff happens, i suppose.
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Why?

So many people...so many children killed.

Why?


And why are we not screaming?
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And why are we not screaming?
Some are, but the people in charge aren't listening.
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