There isn’t a lot you can say about the recent bombing of the Iraqi Parliament that hasn’t been said before. Despite more troops in Baghdad with the so-called surge, things just keep getting worse, as indeed, those against this tactic warned. Now even the most secure parts of the city can be attacked. It must be having the same affect on American morale as the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam war, especially when coupled with the complete destruction of a well guarded bridge on the same day.
The thing that struck me about this bombing (apart from the sheer audacity of it) was Bush’s inane ramblings about it. If Bush was left speechless about the attack, he really shouldn’t have tried speaking. It wasn’t just the Iraqi MP’s who were out to lunch.