At least 60 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up beside a line of people applying for police jobs in Tikrit, the hometown of the late dictator Saddam Hussein, officials said.http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/19/world/la-fg-iraq-bombing-20110119
An additional 160 people were wounded when the attacker set off his explosives in a crowd of applicants and their families, according to police and medical officials. Mosques called for blood donations and some of the wounded were sent to hospitals as far away as Mosul, about 120 miles to the north. Police swarmed the area of Tikrit after the explosion.
Friday, January 21, 2011
But things are going great!
I guess it's time for another press conference in which the president or vice president or some general pays "a surprise visit to the war zone" and then tells us how great things are going in Iraq.