Bomb Kills Head of Iraq Governing Council

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    Bomb Kills Head of Iraq Governing Council
    By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bombing killed the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council as his car waited at a checkpoint near coalition headquarters Monday, a major setback to American efforts to stabilize Iraq (news - web sites) just six weeks before the handover of sovereignty.

    A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent also exploded "a couple of days ago" near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said Monday, adding two explosives experts were treated for "minor exposure."

    However, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the results were from a field test, which can be imperfect, and said more analysis was needed. If confirmed, it would be the first finding of a banned weapon upon which the United States based its case for war.

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    Yeah, I saw this this morning on FOX.

    Is it a coincidence that the guy killed was Shia and the guy taking over is Sunni?
     
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    "Is it a coincidence that the guy killed was Shia and the guy taking over is Sunni?"

    I seriously doubt it. We have our work cut out for us if we are going to turn over power on June 30th. Iraq has three major populations: The Shia, The Suni, and The Curds, all of whom hate eachother with a passion. Not the best place to be forming a stable government.
     

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