McCain's Market Photo-op Ends In Disaster

cafferty-mccain-baghdad1.jpg How does John McCain and his pal Graham feel about this?A NEWBORN baby was one of at least 14 children and adults killed today when a suicide bomber detonated a truck laden with explosives close to a primary school in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
The latest massacre of Iraqi children came as 21 Shia market workers were ambushed, bound and shot dead north of the capital.

The victims came from the Baghdad market visited the previous day by John McCain, the US presidential candidate, who said that an American security plan in the capital was starting to show signs of progress.

Is this retribution for McCain's visit? These people play Russian Roulette with the lives of the people of Iraq. How can they sleep at night? C&ler "AD" writes in and says:

"The good news is that Senator Lindsey Graham got "five rugs for five bucks" at the market over the weekend."

UPDATE Greg Mitchell: "Well, a National Public Radio reporter returned and found that grateful merchant—and uncovered a quite different story. The carpet seller, Ahmed al-Krudi, recalled for NPR: "I didn't accept the money. I said to myself, 'they must be guests, so I must give them a good impression of Iraqis.' After all, we are occuped by these Americans -- and they are accompanied by a lot of U.S. security."

Al-Krudi then said that actually he favored the insurgents: “We are not against the resistance. We are with them. However, he who claims to be with the resistance must fight the occupiers, not the Iraqi people. A huge number of U.S forces came yesterday. Why didn't they shoot at them, instead of harming us?” on

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