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Three suicide bombings in a northern Iraqi town left at least 100 people dead and 150 wounded, police officials said.

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  1. Sandy Underpants says:

    I don’t understand the “Suicide Bombing” philosophy. Wouldn’t it be more efficient and better for the cause if these nut-jobs would plant a bomb somewhere and then run-away? Maybe they could blow up twice as many people (or more) this way. It just doesn’t make much good sense to blow yourself up with everyone else. Agree or disagree?

  2. marty west says:

    Hey George how is your vacation?

    Ugh.

  3. Joe Mama says:

    I know this will draw cries of “Bush loyalist” from the usual suspects, but I have to say, of all the criticisms of Bush, bitching about him being on “vacation” strikes me as one of the stupidest. Putting aside for the moment that it’s doubtful prior Presidents were subject to anywhere near the same scrutiny about the number of vacations they took, it’s not as if the President is just sunbathing by the pool all day, not receiving daily national security briefings, not holding meetings with those in other departments of government, or not meeting with foreign leaders while in Crawford. Unlike other politicians, Supreme Court justices, etc., POTUS is POTUS 24/7/365 and, yes, can do his job anywhere in the world thanks to modern technology. Everyone else leaves DC in August, so why should Bush be any different?

  4. Sandy Underpants says:

    The first thing that comes to mind about Bush being any different is that he’s taken more vacation time than ANY other president before him. I believe his dad holds the record for vacation time for a one-termer.

    The disproportionate vacation time is really one of the least important criticisms of Bush, which makes it telling that Joe Mama would come running to Bush’s defense on this as well.

  5. Joe Mama says:

    And yet apparently it’s not so unimportant a criticism for Sandy et al not to make it, which is equally telling.

  6. Joe Mama says:

    And thanks for proving my point, Sandy.

  7. Alasdair says:

    1) It’s not SUICIDE bombing – it is HOMICIDE bombing during which the idiot/fanatic is dumb /jihadist enough to blow him/herself up, too …

    2) A SUICIDE bombing is when someone blows him/herself up and no-one else is injured or killed

    3) If anyone else is injured or killed, it is no longer simply a SUICIDE …

    sandy underpants – I suspect you will find that they blow themselves up, too, cuz their ‘handlers’/leaders tell them that by doing so, they go to the Islamic paradise with the 72 perpetually-regenerating virgins … they become martyrs which their ‘handlers’/leaders can then use as examples for the next group being sent out to kill civilians in the name of jihad …

  8. Alasdair says:

    Joe Mama – the ones complaining the most about the President being “on vacation” most likely have never had a job where they are on-call 24/7, never mind 24/7/366 … if they had experienced what it is like to be on 24/7 call for any length of time, where, to be sure of uninterrupted time, one must literally hand the responsibility over to someone else, they would be in a position to realise that the POTUS only gets to be on what the rest of us conisder as vacation (ie with NO responsibilities) when he has officially transferred those responsibilities to someone else, such as when he is going to be under general anaesthesia …

    Those of us with pagers and who are sole coverage for aspects of our job are much less quick to condemn the POTUS for being ‘on vacation’ …