Monday, May 27, 2013

Bombings kill at least 57 in Baghdad as Iraq security erodes

"... we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq... And we are ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home."
~Barack Obama, December 14, 2011.

Fast forward to May 2013.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods in and around the capital Monday, leaving at least 57 dead in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq.

The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating as sectarian tensions exacerbated by months of Sunni-led antigovernment protests and the war in neighboring Syria are on the rise.

Iraq has been hit by a wave of bloodshed that has killed more than 300 people in the past two weeks alone.