Four more US troops have been announced killed in Iraq.
In the wake of PM Nuri al-Maliki’s talks with Turkey and his commitment to expel the Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK) from Iraq, the PKK has threatened both Turkey and Iraq with terroist acts if they follow through on any crackdown:
‘ The Iraqi government should not interfere in the conflict between us and Turkey, spokesman Abdelrahman Chadarchi told AFP by telephone from the Qandil mountains on the Iraq-Iran border. If they plan to strike at the PKK politically or militarily, Iraq and Turkey will pay the price and the crises in Iraq and Turkey will deepen, he added without elaborating.’
Amid mortar attacks and assassinations, Baghdad police found 17 bodies in the streets of the capital on Monday.
Persistent power shortages are making life miserable in the Baghdad heat.
Mitt Romney’s gaffe on his sons’ (lack of) service in Iraq is not getting any media attention beause of an MSM double standard whereby if a Democrat puts his foot in his mouth, it is the end of the world, but Republicans can say the craziest things and they don’t get media coverage.