Gotta Watch – Suicide bomb; Helen Thomas; Howard Stern; 'Conan' redux
At least 60 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck in Tikrit on Tuesday.
January 18th, 2011
10:46 AM ET

Gotta Watch – Suicide bomb; Helen Thomas; Howard Stern; 'Conan' redux

After a suicide bomb - The video is graphic but shows something we rarely see: how a hospital scrambles to care for victims of suicide bombers in Iraq. It happened today in Tikrit. At least 60 people were killed when a bomber struck a police recruitment center in Tikrit.

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  1. Jeff Frank

    This situation is so wrong for an Iraqi society that "seemingly" wants peace. The target looks so strategic for a groups' bomber ( police recruitment center ). What was this idiot thinking (and we all know what he was promised, to make it right in his own mind)? He was going to stop the peoples police control in Tikrit, before it gets started? The foremost question in my mind, how are the explosives filtering into these towns out of nowhere? They do have to come from somewhere. Townspeople still only have a small hand full of tipsters to lead military to the real bomb shops ( with machine tools ) hidden in the woodwork. 60 killed, and the military continue to work so hard to be the glue, to help them stand up on their own. Oil? Export-Sightly exceeding 1.91 billion barrels a day! But they "cannot afford" to eliminate their suicide bomb problems? My guess? Petroleum stolen from one plant. Chemicals stolen from another plant. Fertilizer stolen from another plant. The country has 19.7 million cell phones (some of them stolen). All within the same country. People here know how to sum it all up, and they aren't stupid.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • John Citizen

      The United States told Iraq they wanted peace, the Iraqis are doing what they are being told to do, on the political side. The rest of the people are doing what they want to do on the other side. The U.S. intelligence will say, and always will, that these bombers are insurgents, non-Iraqi militia hell-bent on destabilizing the region. This is not true, Iraqis know who is doing it, and to stop it would be to stop themselves. Iraqi soldiers, Iraqi Police, and Iraqi Politicians are compromised by Iraq's own set of Ideologies. The intelligent community wants change, everyone else knows only more of the same. The bombs are made in Iraq, they are placed by Iraqis, and they are detonated by Iraqis, to kill the opposing Iraqis. The bomb Material, stockpiled munitions from years of war with other countries. Iraqis often build their own houses from mud bricks and mortar, good luck finding their stashes.

      January 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sam

    I find it incredibly disturbing that CNN would say we "gotta watch" a video about people being killed by suicide bombers. Violence sells, I guess. We cannot avoid reading or hearing about it, but to make it a visual experience is really in poor taste.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • kado

      I completely agree with Sam. The video was completely unnecessary. The still photo is descriptive enough. Further, I wonder why we would violate the privacy of these Iraqi patients when this violation would be unthinkable in the US. Just wrong.

      January 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry Katz

      I had the same reaction, but to also connect it to Howard Stern and Helen Thomas videos? This is not the kind of responsible media that cnn needs to demonstrate.

      January 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ire

    Sad but Sam these are things that are happening. Humans are so cruel to
    one another. Hopefully it will never happen here. God bless those poor
    innocent people especially the children.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kado

      We ALL know its happening. It is not necessary for us to watch of video of these poor people to get the news.

      January 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      "Humans are so cruel to one another. "
      How true. And where else to go to get better informed on HOW to be cruel than this "media outlet"?

      January 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kneeslapper

    I love conan show...........but ya iraq video sucks.......more conan

    January 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Amitola76

    Thanks CNN for the videos! The Tikrit bombing makes u feel even more blessed that ur an AMERICAN. Keep em coming I like the view of whats going on around me. And if it offended anyone,'s your choice to view it:)

    January 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chris

    Kado, Sam, We see it every day in the media. Peoples lives being destroyed by suicide bombers. Yet people question the need for us to be there. If their own country can't protect them, then who will? The media focuses on how many American and Iraqi lives have been lost in this campaign. No one talks about the countless lives we have saved by stopping these atrocities.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Daffydil

    Videos you've gotta watch today? Not today, or any day I say...

    January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SarahinSanAntonio

    People are innately bad.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |