With 8 Days to Go, Iraq Spirals Downward

The Guardian Unlimited reports that October will be the deadliest month for American Service People in Iraq since January:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A bomb tore through food stalls and kiosks in a sprawling Shiite slum Monday, killing at least 31 people, while the U.S. military announced the death of the 100th servicemember in Iraq this month.

The 6:15 a.m. explosion in Sadr City targeted poor Shiites who gather there each morning hoping to be hired as construction workers. At least 51 people were wounded, said police Maj. Hashim al-Yasiri.
This isn't the benchmark BushCo. was hoping for...

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