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Monday, October 27, 2003
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As regular readers know, I don't usually report on attacks in Iraq. But we've seen a pretty big, concerted effort on the part of the resistance recently. And now this:

An estimated 30 people were killed and more than 110 wounded Monday in a wave of bomb attacks in Baghdad, U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi officials said.
At least three other bomb attacks were reported Monday morning on Iraqi police stations across Baghdad, but a fourth one was thwarted. Coalition officials said that two U.S. soldiers died in one of these bombings and an unknown number of U.S. troops were injured.

An Iraqi policeman was killed and five were wounded, the officials said.

These attacks came a day after four U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq -- including one in a rocket attack on Baghdad's Rashid Hotel.

Again, as I noted in comments I don't think there's some sort of monolithic Iraqi public over there, but I do think the Shia are growing restless, the resistance is getting obviously more sophisticated while we become less mobile, and our time is up. While I don't think there will be a "Ramadan Offensive", I do think this month will represent a real turning point. I sure do hope I'm wrong.


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