Three suicide bombers and a roadside bomb struck Shiite pilgrims taking part in a massive religious procession in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 28 people and wounding 92, police said.
The attacks occurred in quick succession as tens of thousands of Shiite worshippers streamed toward a shrine in northern Baghdad for an annual event marking the death of an eighth-century saint. The event climaxes on Tuesday.
And it gets better:
A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded more than 50 others in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Monday, a security official told AFP.
Naturally, this means we have to stay until there are no more such attacks...which our presence may very well help cause...which means we get to stay forever!
One gets the feeling in the John McCain/Fred Hiatt fantasy that the United States will cease to exist in its present form -- and will be left with only its military in Iraq to remember it by.
Kind of like when the Byzantine Empire was survived by a couple of forts in Greece.