The Associated Press is reporting — A wave of bomb attacks and shootings swept Iraq Sunday, killing dozens of people despite a massive security operation in the capital and appeals from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an end to sectarian fighting.
Al-Maliki insisted that his government was making progress in combatting attacks by insurgents and sectarian clashes between Shiites and Sunnis.
“We’re not in a civil war. Iraq will never be in a civil war,” he said through an interpreter on CNN’s Late Edition. “The violence is in decrease and our security ability is increasing.” more
I’m currently in the middle of the book Fiasco by Thomas Ricks. Although this book is very detailed, it explains exactly why 50 Iraqis are dead today. It explains where we were wrong and who made the mistakes. The violence continues in Iraq because we had poor leadership. President Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks made hundreds of mistakes or as Condoleezza Rice put it, “thousands of mistakes were made.”