Thursday, October 23, 2008


FOX NEWS recently dispatched BILL HEMMER to Baghdad and as you would expect he provided nothing but glowing reports on how calm and wonderful everything is in the capitol city of IRAQ.

You spoke too soon FOX NEWS and BILL HEMMER.

Bomb kills 9 people in Baghdad

The Associated Press

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomber targeted an Iraqi minister during rush hour Thursday morning in Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding 14, officials said.

The blast underscored the continued dangers facing Iraqis despite a sharp decline in violence over the past year as insurgents defy security improvements. Militants have frequently targeted Iraqi government officials.

The attacker rammed the car into the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry convoy as it passed through the central Bab al-Sharji area, a ministry spokesman said.

The Shiite minister, Mahmoud Mohammed al-Radhi, escaped unharmed but three of his guards were killed, spokesman Abdullah al-Lami told the al-Arabiya TV station.

At least four other people were killed in addition to the guards, and 14 people were wounded, according to police and hospital officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.

"It is the latest in a series of criminal acts that are targeting development process in Iraq," al-Lami said.