I Read the News Today

Quoted without comment other than to say I see stories like this every other day or so; draw your own conclusions on the efficacy of the current Iraqi occupation by US military forces:

BAGHDAD, Iraq 23 Sep 2006 (AP) — A bomb blew up a kerosene tanker truck in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood on Saturday, killing at least 37 people, police said. Meanwhile, authorities said a leader of Ansar al-Sunnah, a group linked to al-Qaida in Iraq that responsible for kidnappings and beheadings, has been captured by Iraqi and U.S. forces….

Elsewhere, an American soldier was killed in a roadside bomb attack in northern Baghdad, the U.S. command said. No further details were available.

In another attack, a Danish serviceman was killed and eight others were injured by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq the Danish army said. He was the fourth Danish serviceman to die in the conflict….

In the Sadr City attack, another 40 people were wounded by the 10 a.m. blast in the sprawling Shiite slum. People frantically carried survivors from the narrow muddy street to ambulances, and hauled away bodies in blankets….

In Kut on Saturday, 100 miles southeast of Baghdad, five apparent death squad victims were turned in to the morgue….

In a grisly scene in Beiji, about 155 miles north of Baghdad, gunmen threw the decapitated heads of ten men into a popular open-air market at about 4:30 p.m., police said. They then fled the scene.