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    Iraq suicide blast kills dozens

    At least 60 people have been killed and and 170 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack near a Shia shrine in the central Iraqi city of Karbala.

    Saturday's blast occurred at a checkpoint not far from the shrine which is located in a busy area close to shops and restaurants in Karbala, which is 100km southwest of Baghdad, Iraq's capital.

    "Many of the wounded are women and children," said Salim Kadhim, a spokesman for the Karbala health department.

    He said the explosion took place 200 metres from the shrine of Imam Abbas, the second holiest in Karbala, at 7:10pm local time (15:10 GMT).


    Iraqi television images showed a man running down a smoke-filled street holding a dead baby above his head.

    Smoke was rising from the child's body.

    "A car entered the checkpoint for the shrine and blew up in the midst of a crowd of people. Shops have been destroyed, a dozen cars caught fire," said Jasim Najim, a shop owner nearby.

    Elsewhere in Iraq, at least another 19 people were killed on Saturday in the ongoing carnage.

    'Greatest evil'

    Earlier on Saturday, Moqtada al-Sadr, the Shia leader, denounced George Bush, the US president, and urged him to withdraw US troops from Iraq.

    Calling Bush "the greatest evil", al-Sadr said in a letter read out by a Sadrist MP in parliament that an eventual US pullout would be a "victory for the Iraqi people".

    "Here are the Democrats demanding that you withdraw at least with a timetable and you are stubborn against them," said al-Sadr, whose Mahdi Army militia fought two uprisings against US forces in 2004.

    Al-Sadr also protested against the controversial wall that is being built by US and Iraqi troops around a Sunni enclave in Baghdad to thwart sectarian attacks..................

    ........................The US military said on Saturday that nine of its troops had been killed on Friday and Saturday. Nearly a 100 US troops have died in Iraq so far this month.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E4F2A77F-BA05-42F7-AED1-B40E740EB2CA.htm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/world/middleeast/29iraq.html?_r=1&ref=world&oref=slogin

    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Display.../focusoniraq_April215.xml&section=focusoniraq

    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/world/55+killed+in+iraq+car+bomb/478867

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200704/s1909111.htm




    What are we supposed to do?


    Democrats want to leave to avoid more death.

    Republicans want to stay to fix things.


    We're going nowhere.
     
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    And what is your plan? Seriously. What do you support here?
     
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    I support getting the job done.

    I support cleaning up the mess.

    I support leaving a stable Iraq.

    The US needs to leave, but not yet, its completely wrong for us to, up and walk away before this is resolved,

    So many people are dying and its unbelievable to think that this never really had to happen this way.

    Im positive this could have been handled in a proper manner. but that is not the problem any more.
    We're in Iraq and its Fubar, leaving now wouldnt mean we're surrendering, or letting the terrorists win, it would mean we're total fuckin douche bags for fuckin shit up this bad.

    This is everyones responsibility.

    We are all in it for the long haul, no matter what side you're on.
     
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    I would agree with this.
     

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