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A coordinated series of bombings, including three car bombs, killed more than 100 people and wounded scores of others in central Baghdad this morning – the worst wave of violence to hit the Iraqi capital in more than a month.
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The car bombs, which detonated in quick succession, struck the Labor Ministry, a court complex and the new site of Iraq’s Finance Ministry.
The attacks highlighted the insurgents’ continued ability to strike important and highly visible targets in Baghdad as U.S. forces plan their withdrawal, turning security over to Iraqi forces.
Although overall violence has dropped sharply around Iraq over the past year, insurgents have increased attacks at government sites.
What does a devastating, well-coordinated attack like today’s mean for the future of Iraq under Iraqi forces? Can Iraqi forces control their embattled capital? Should U.S. forces still withdraw?
Violence in Iraq dropped sharply after former President Bush’s so-called “surge” of American troops.
Does that mean that the answer is more troops?
President Obama announced recently that 30,000 more U.S. soldiers will be sent to Afghanistan, the country Obama is now targeting over Iraq.
Is Obama right to turn his attention to Afghanistan while such deadly violence still rages in Iraq? Send us your comments