200 Killed in One Week in Iraq

As the dramatic events in Iran have taken the world focus off Iraq, the news that some 200 people, mostly civilians, were killed in bombings and other political violence during the past week has been overlooked by many in the West.

On Friday, a bus station in Baghdad was bombed, killing 7 persons and wounding 31.

Still, Big Oil is nevertheless getting back into Iraq — my guess is that they are positioning themselves for the filigire even though the terms and the security now are bad. In future they will have built a good working relationship this way.

A lot of Iraqis vaguely wish the reformers well in Iran, but mostly they want the Tehran regime to stay out of their hair.

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