Those who crowed that “the surge worked” were always working from a superficial understanding of the jihad imperative, and now the superficiality of their analysis is being revealed. “Iraq suicide attack kills at least 17, many police,” from Reuters, January 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
BAGHDAD (Jan 26, 2010): A suicide blast killed at least 17 people at an Interior Ministry office in Baghdad on Tuesday, officials said, the latest attack to raise doubts about Iraq’s ability to keep people safe weeks before a national election.
The bombing came a day after suicide bombers in vans and SUVs, helped in at least two cases by gunmen with silenced weapons, attacked three Baghdad hotels, killing at least 36 people. Two of the hotels are used by western visitors and media.
An Interior Ministry official said many of those killed or injured in Tuesday’s blast, in which the driver of a vehicle detonated explosives outside a forensics office, were police.
About 80 people were wounded….
Many Iraqis suspect police and soldiers of being at least negligent and possibly complicit in the well-planned assaults on Baghdad that have taken place in the last six months, like the Dec. 8 bombings that killed more than 100 people.
Why not? They are reading the same Qur’an the jihadists are reading.