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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Tough Day in Iraq

Bombing in Hilla kills at least 125:

"A suicide car bomber Monday morning drove into a crowd of Iraqis outside a government medical office in Hilla, killing at least 125 and wounding up to 200 others, Iraqi government and health officials said.

Iraqi police recruits were lining up outside the building to be given physicals, officials said."


Here's what you won't see reported in the next few days: the Iraqis will continue to line up to join the Iraqi police. The terrorists repeatedly attack police recruiting stations (usually not with this level of casulaties), and Iraqis continue to show up and stand in line to defend their country.