It says all you need to know about the horrific state of affairs in Iraq that 22 people dead and over 300 wounded during an attack on Shiite worshipers is considered "an extraordinary success."
But that's what it's come to. After gunmen perched on rooftops, hidden in buildings, and standing in the streets of Baghdad opened fire on religious pilgrims walking through Baghdad on their way to a major Shiite shrine on Sunday, killing 22 and injuring over 300 others, an Iraq Interior Ministry official labeled the outcome "an extraordinary success," and the general in charge of U.S. forces in the besieged capital said Iraqi security forces had done "an excellent job of preventing more needless loss of innocent civilian lives."
Baghdad used to be a bastion of religious tolerance. Now 22 dead and 300 wounded in a sectarian turkey shoot is cause for praise and verbal high-fives.
In today's Iraq, "Mission Accomplished" has been replaced by "It Could Have Been Worse!"
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