|This is the success bush is proud of and it will get much worse|
A short while later, a car bomb exploded in a commercial street in Baghdad's eastern district of Jamila, killing three people and wounding 10. Police said a fourth car bomb went off near a traffic police office in eastern Baghdad, killing four people, including a traffic policeman. Seven people were wounded in that attack.
Since last year, Iraq has been seeing the worst level of violence since sectarian violence in 2008. The UN has said 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in January and February of this year.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, which came two days after a series of car bombings rocked the capital and killed at least 34 people. It was the bloodiest day in Iraq since April 28, when attacks claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on polling stations and other targets killed 46. The latest attacks come also nearly two weeks after Iraqis cast ballots in the country's first parliamentary election since the US military withdrawal in 2011.
Analysis: Is Iraq really sliding back to civil war? Bush knew damn well it would before his illegal attack
Analysis: Is Iraq really sliding back to civil war?:According
to Iraq Body Count, a UK-based independent tracking database, 863
people were killed between 1 and 26 April, while the overall death toll
since the beginning of the year is rapidly approaching 4,000.
Although the current death rate is still well short of the 2,000-a-month seen at the height of the al-Qaeda insurgency in 2006, it is the highest it has been for six years - fuelling fears that the violence will only increase after the 30 April elections as the various political blocs vie for influence and power.A number of respected commentators, including David Ignatius, an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post, and veteran British foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn are now starting to ask if the country is heading back to civil war.
Thanks to Bush's success: Once a model city in Arab world, Baghdad is still the world's worst city
Once a model city in Arab world, Baghdad is now the world's worst city:
Residents of Baghdad contend with near-daily attacks, a lack of electricity and clean water, poor sewerage and drainage systems, rampant corruption, regular gridlock, high unemployment and a myriad other problems.
Once a model city in Arab world, Baghdad is now the world's worst city: The Iraqi capital was lumped with Bangui in the conflict-hit Central African Republic and the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, the latest confirmation of the 1,250-year-old city's fall from grace as a global intellectual, economic and political centre. Residents of Baghdad contend with near-daily attacks, a lack of electricity and clean water, poor sewerage and drainage systems, rampant corruption, regular gridlock, high unemployment and a myriad other problems.
World's worst city is a medal that Baghdad has worn since Bush's illegal attach. In the 1970's it was held as a shining example:
Of course the U.S. Wasted Billions of Dollars on Iraqi Reconstruction after we helped destroy it.
|Success American style|