Thursday, January 05, 2006

Today's News - A Bloody Day In Iraq

"Two suicide bombers killed 120 people and wounded more than 200 in attacks near a Shi'ite holy shrine and a police recruiting center on Thursday, the bloodiest day in Iraq for four months.

In all, violence has killed more than 240 people and wounded more than 280 in the five days since the New Year started, a death toll comparable with some of the nation's bloodiest weeks since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003."
Over 500 people killed or wounded in five days. That's equivalent to the entire student body of the high school where I teach killed in one week. For the complete story from Reuters, click here.

I was unaware of the situation going on in the Congo until now. According to a report from Reuters,
"The Congo conflict is the deadliest humanitarian crisis of the last 60 years but the world is still not doing enough to save lives, according to a survey on Friday.

The survey showed that the death toll in the Congo conflict so far was higher than the numbers killed in Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo and Darfur."

President Bush spoke today to a State Department audience, saying the following about Arabic television stations:
``They ... sometimes put out propaganda that just isn't right, it isn't fair, and it doesn't give people the impression of what we're about.''
Anyone else find it curious that a statement like that might come from this administration?


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