Monday, October 27, 2003

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 27 — A series of suicide bombings shook Baghdad early today, including an attack on the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross and blasts at four Iraqi police stations that punctuated two days of bloody violence in this capital city.

There are a few things we can learn from this story. Considering everything our military is pretty amazing. Even when they go all out they can only kill our soldiers one or two at a time at most, even when they're outnumbered and ambushed.

Second, we can't protect every Iraqi from every other Iraqi. If every Iraqi involved in the rebuilding of Iraq is a target, then the more successful our rebuilding program is the more vulnerable they are. I sure hoe those Iraqi police we're training will be skilled, dedicated, smart, and brave.

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