June 30th may bring martial law as the first order of business to the great new free Iraq. If there was any reason to wonder why a dictator was needed to run this country, wonder no more. It's now painfully obvious that this White House did not have a single clue as to HOW to do this, never mind WHY.
Between the insurgency and now al Qaeda, we've taken what was a brutal dictatorship, and replaced it with a very deadly shitstorm.
And for your Iraq scrapbook, Mr. Bush? This clipping has everything! Death. Abu Ghraib (or Ghar Reff as you like to say). Inexplicable destruction. All under the banner titled "Iraq: After Saddam." Nice work, sir! This is a keeper...
Scores Die In Wave Of Iraq Attacks
Insurgents launched coordinated attacks against police and government buildings across Iraq on Thursday, less than a week before the handover of sovereignty. Sixty-nine people including three American soldiers were killed, and more than 270 people were wounded, Iraqi and U.S. officials said.
American forces used aircraft and helicopters to repel the guerrillas.
The large number of attacks, directed at Iraqi security services, was a clear sign of just how powerful the insurgency in Iraq remains - and could be the start of a new push to torpedo the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to an interim transitional government.
U.S. officials had been warning of this very scenario, reports CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier. The coordinated spate of attacks is intended to show that the coalition and the new Iraqi government cannot provide the one thing Iraqis want most - security.