The withdrawal of U.S. troops from combat situations and the turning over of peace keeping efforts in Iraq to that nation's fledgling government has resulted in an all out war between the Iraqi people. Proving that, once you destabilize an iron-clad dictatorship there will be a bloody battle for control of a nation unless you replace it with something equally fearsome.
Some 75 people have died in a spat of explosions in Baghdad. Hundreds more have been wounded.
This, dear people of Iraq, is the price you have to pay for nation building and democracy. We in the west know, of course, what's best for you. That's why we went in and deposed the dictator Saddam Hussein, a bastard, no question, who didn't hesitate to turn his wrath on his political opponents to remain in power. But at least apolitical Iranians going about their business in the nation's capital didn't have to worry about being blown up along the way.