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Iraq, the unraveling (XXVIII): Sunday’s attacks

With the latest round of bombings, I’ve got no lectures, no insights, no smart comments. Anthony Shadid, one of the best reporters on Iraqi politics, worries that it portends badly for the national elections early next year. I have only sympathy for the people of Iraq, the average citizens trying to care for their families. ...

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With the latest round of bombings, I’ve got no lectures, no insights, no smart comments. Anthony Shadid, one of the best reporters on Iraqi politics, worries that it portends badly for the national elections early next year. I have only sympathy for the people of Iraq, the average citizens trying to care for their families. What a nightmare.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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