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Jul 4, 2005
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More people die; growing disagreements between the Sunnis and Shiites. But things are going so well that we can bring out troops home. What wonderful news. :roll: Excerpts; link below; my emphasis.

"In one of the deadliest days in Iraq since the U.S. military overthrew Saddam Hussein, bombs killed at least 130 Iraqis and seven U.S. soldiers on Thursday — shattering hopes that last month’s election and the new year would herald a more peaceful era.

Nearly 200 people were wounded in the attacks on Iraqis in two cities. Another three bombs exploded in Baghdad, two of them detonated by suicide bombers. And insurgents sabotaged an oil pipeline near the northern city of Kirkuk, causing a huge fire. "

"But Iraq’s largest Shiite party, the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, blamed the violence on Sunni Arab groups that fared poorly in the December election. The party warned that Shiite patience was wearing thin, and it accused the U.S.-led coalition forces of restraining the Iraqi army and its police forces.

The attacks in one of Shiite Islam’s holiest cities, Karbala, and the Sunni Arab stronghold of Ramadi raised fears of an escalation in sectarian tensions."

"Mistrust between Iraq’s majority Shiite and minority Sunni Arab communities has been heightened by the results of last month’s elections, which some Sunni and secular leaders say were rigged to favor the Shiites."


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