February 23rd, 2012
03:13 AM ET

Dozens killed in wave of attacks in Iraq

A series of explosions and shootings killed 29 people and injured dozens in Baghdad and other areas Thursday morning, Iraqi police said.

Police believe the wave of attacks, most of them within a two-hour time frame, were a coordinated effort by militants.

No militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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  1. AMERICA 1st

    Who cares!? Let them slaughter each other like they have been for centuries!

    February 23, 2012 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. joseph bordelon

    It is just a conuation of their civil war !

    February 23, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. ms

    I gotta say,as many problems as the US has, I am sooooo happy I'm American.

    February 23, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Iraqi Free Press

    HEADLINE: Dozens of Americans rayped, robbed, and murdered by fellow Americans every single night.

    February 23, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Iraqi Free Press

    It's just a continuation of having your country invaded, conquered, and occupied for a decade. Nothing new here folks. Move along.

    February 23, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bill

    I live in Philadelphia, we have gang killings everyday. Feels like Iraq without the bombs.

    Iraq needs to take care of themselves without outside help.

    February 23, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrus

      The United States made the correct decision to pull out of Iraq before the deadline of 31 Dec 2011. I know that Sen. John McCain is a great American for what he went through in Vietnam being a former POW. However, his opinion which he states, “"I believe that history will judge this president's leadership with the scorn and disdain it deserves" it way out of line. Iraq wanted the United States Military out of their country after the Standards of Forces agreement was signed between both countries. He is not the President of the United States. We had great loses of over 4,500 dead trying to support their country for over 8 years. Our men and women even had to defend themselves during a potential Civil War or ethnic cleansing between their own countrymen. Let Iraq defend theirown country. At this point they have a more stable government than what is going on in Afghanistan.

      February 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    It's truly sad what's going on there, considering that it was reasonably peaceful before bush had our troops take out Hussein. Yes he was a dictator, but there was stability.

    February 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @bobcat: come to find out, he was the only one that could control that place.. there weren't terrorists in iraq til we got there..

      February 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ leeintulsa

      Hussein ruled with an iron fist, but that seems like the onlt way to control them. FEAR.
      And when we went in to take out the only controlling factor, we also took the peace.

      February 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ronvan

    Bobcat, I have to agree with you. The majority of these countries hare been, are, in control of the rich and powerful!
    WE get upset over what they do because it doesn't agree with OUR beleifs. BUT it really is not our business. And do not tell me it is in our "national security", because if that is true we are in real bad shape! WE cannot change a countries history, and theirs is one of outdated tribal feuds and outlandish religious beleifs. They are in bred, brainwashed, that killing their own people, and others, is OK! So, LET THEM BE!

    February 24, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |