I'm getting somewhat concerned with the memory hole that Iraq is becoming. First let me stress that I dont mean to in any way undermine what happened in London on the 7th. I ought not to; I almost got caught up in it. But I find that the balance of reporting in the press is, frankly, totally out of hand.
For example. Who knew that this happened in Iraq on Saturday?
Again, who knew about this on the 13th of July:Many killed in Iraq suicide bomb
At least 58 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the town of Musayyib, some 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad.
Police told the BBC the bomber blew himself up near a mosque. The blast caused a nearby fuel tanker to explode.
At least another 80 people are said to have been injured.
Now I agree that if you had been paying attention to the papers or the TV news you would be well aware of these stories, but surely the fact that this is a situation of our own making infers a little more than page 5 news coverage (or item 4 on the TV news at best).http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/4678207.stm
At least 26 Iraqis, almost all of them children, have been killed by a suicide car bombing in south-eastern Baghdad.
A US soldier is also said to have died in the blast. Another three US soldiers are reported to have been injured.
A car drove up to a US army vehicle and blew up as troops gave sweets to the children, a witness said.
Does anyone know how many innocent people died in Iraq last week? 170. . How many innocent people have died in Iraq since the invasion began? At least 22850. 22 thousand. That's more than 7 times the number of people that died on 9/11.
It seems that we are actually bored of hearing about it. That is the only conclusion I have come to. What are your thoughts?