I don't see how else you can describe this news from Iraq-
BAGHDAD, Nov. 21 -- A car bomb exploded inside the heavily protected Green Zone on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to kill Iraq's controversial speaker of parliament.This news is not good. It just further states how bad the security situation in Iraq is. If an area as well guarded as the Green Zone can be penetrated, no one or nothing is safe in that country. I don't see how anyone can spin the news out of Iraq anywhere as being good. For I only see chaos and things getting worse not better.
About 2 p.m., a small bomb exploded in one of the armored cars in Mahmoud al-Mashhadani's motorcade as it approached the convention center where parliament meets, said Lt. Col. Christopher C. Garver, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq. Mashhadani was not in the car, and the driver survived, Garver said
Garver said he was not sure how the explosives made it so far into the Green Zone, which houses the Iraqi government, the U.S. and British embassies and thousands of foreign troops and private contractors. Anyone trying to enter the zone must pass through several checkpoints -- first to get into the complex, then to enter individual buildings.
The Green Zone has been a frequent target of mortar and rocket attacks, but although bombs have exploded at checkpoints at entrances to the zone, they rarely infiltrate the fortresslike compound. "Obviously, there is an investigation going on," Garver said.
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