Sunday, May 21, 2006

Global War on Terror continues, even over the weekend

Well, truth-seekers, it looks like another turbulent Victoria day weekend in the global war against Islamic terrorism, in Kabul, Afghanistan - one French and 16 Afghan soldiers were killed and about 40 other troops were wounded in two firefights in southern Afghanistan, coalition and Afghan officials said Sunday.
In Baghdad, Iraq - a suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and injured 17 when he blew himself up Sunday in a downtown Baghdad restaurant frequented by police. The attack came as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pledged to soon fill vacancies in his two key security ministries.
The attack against the Safar restaurant was part of a spree of roadside bombs, mortar rounds and a drive-by shooting that killed at least 18 Iraqis and wounded dozens. The 12 dead in the restaurant attack included three police officers, said Police Col. Abbas Mohammed. The explosion struck at 1:20 p.m. during the crowded lunch hour in Baghdad's mixed Karradah neighborhood. Blood was splattered on the restaurant's white tile walls, and wrought iron chairs were scattered throughout the corner store.
Meanwhile the inauguration of Iraq's new government marks a new era in relations with the country that the U.S. has occupied for more than three years, president Bush said Sunday. "The formation of a unity government in Iraq is a new day for the millions of Iraqis who want to live in peace," Bush said. "And the formation of the unity government in Iraq begins a new chapter in our relationship with Iraq." Bush briefly spoke to reporters from the White House with his wife, Laura, at his side, to highlight the political development without mentioning the violence that still rages in Iraq.
Now guess which story liberal media would choose to ignore?!