13.12.06

Baghdad car bombing kills 63 amid 5 more U.S. troop deaths | Meanwhile, Tony Snow listens to the voices in his head for a new lie about the carnage

DenverPost.com - Baghdad car bombing kills 63 amid 5 more U.S. troop deaths:
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of mostly poor Shiites in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding more than 200 after luring construction workers onto a pickup truck by offering them jobs as they were eating breakfast.

The blast, condemned by Shiite and Sunni lawmakers, came on a day that saw the U.S. military report the deaths of five more troops. At least 59 other Iraqis also were killed or found dead, including an AP Television News cameraman who was shot while covering clashes in Mosul.

The Baghdad suicide attack shattered storefront windows, dug craters in the road and set fire to several cars. People rushed to the devastated area to see if friends or relatives had been killed or wounded. Mangled bodies were piled up at the side of the road and partially covered with paper. Two men sat on the sidewalk, crying and covering their faces with their hands.

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