Quick! Get some paint!
The peace and calm of the new Iraq (Guaranteed Civil-War Free!) continues to impress:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Three suicide bombers on Friday struck a Baghdad mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party, killing at least 74 people, according to the Iraqi Health Ministry.
Another 136 people were wounded, authorities said.
Meanwhile, in another great triumph of peeance/freeance, an Iraqi CBS cameraman is acquitted of incitement and recruiting for the Iraqi resistance, but neverthless remains in jail:
In Iraq, an Iraqi cameraman working for CBS News was acquitted of charges Wednesday that have kept him in prison for one year. But despite the acquittal, the judge ordered him returned to his cell at Abu Ghraib. The cameraman, Abdul Ameer, was filming clashes in Mosul when US troops shot him and arrested him a year ago Wednesday.
and as far as the New Iraqi Democracy That Will Inspire The Middle East, well, we're going to be cutting spending on that:
In news on Iraq, the Washington Post is reporting the Bush administration is dramatically reducing spending on so-called "democracy promotion" in Iraq. The move has angered several Republican-linked organizations who were awarded contracts after the US-led invasion. US officials said the money was needed to pay for increasing security costs.
"DUUUH, why you say Iraq not going good? You must be TRAITOR! Them be free 'n stuff!"