Baghdad Merchants Astounded at McCain's Claims of Security

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/03/279/

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McCain's Baghdad market visit branded a stunt

MERCHANTS at Baghdad's oldest and biggest market say an American congressional delegation has got it wrong about new security measures.

//snipurl.com/1f5jd


From Information Clearing House

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Market Workers From McCain Jaunt Murdered

A newborn baby was one of at least 14 children and adults killed when a suicide bomber detonated a lorry laden with explosives close to a primary school in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk yesterday. The latest massacre of Iraqi children came the day after John McCain, the US presidential candidate, said that an American security plan in the capital was starting to show signs of progress.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040407S.shtml



The American Tragedy of John McCain

William Rivers Pitt writes: "Arizona Senator John McCain took a walk through a Baghdad market on April Fool's Day, and may well have burned his presidential campaign down to the ground in the process. That little stroll has visited upon his head a deluge of humiliation and shame vast and astonishing enough to beggar imagination, and that was before the bodies started hitting the ground."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607J.shtml



Sunday in the Market With McCain

"John McCain's April Fools' Day stroll through Baghdad's Shorja market last weekend was instantly acclaimed as a classic political pratfall. Protected by more than a hundred American soldiers, three Black Hawk helicopters, two Apache gunships and a bulletproof vest, the senator extolled the 'progress' and 'good news' in Iraq. Befitting this loopy brand of comedy, the star had a crackerjack cast of supporting buffoons: Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who told reporters 'I bought five rugs for five bucks!,' and Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, who likened the scene to 'a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime.' Five rugs for five bucks: boy, we've really got that Iraq economy up and running now!" says Frank Rich.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040807C.shtml



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