Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Assault Pressed on Insurgents Near Baghdad

More than 10,000 coalition troops pushed their way through Diyala province and thousands more engaged in operations in and around Baghdad today as part of a major offensive against Sunni insurgent positions started last night.
As the operation proceeded, a truck bomb exploded at a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad today, killing 75 people and wounding more than 200, The Associated Press reported. Gunfire erupted shortly after the blast, which a police officer said went off near the Khillani mosque in the commercial area of Sinak, according to the A.P.

The coalition offensive, begun last night, is aimed at blunting the persistent car and suicide bombings that have terrorized Iraqis and thwarted political reconciliation.
We are constantly being told of Iran's involvment yet it is the Sunni insurgents who are being targeted. The Sunni insurgents are supported by Saudi Arabia which is a majority Sunni muslim population. Where is the talk of military action against Saudi Arabia? The silence is deafening.

The Iraq War is a business deal gone bad with American taxpayers footing the bill and the Iraqi people and our brave soldiers having to suffer the daily death and destruction that the policies of the Bush Adminstration has brought.

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