But the tragedy for the Iraqi people has again been the headlines around the world after two suicide bombers killed 120 people and wounded more than 200 in the Iraqi cities of Kerbala and Ramadi on Thursday in Iraq's bloodiest day for four months. This being only a day after 58 people died in a wave of bombings across the country.
Violence has killed more than 240 people and wounded more than 280 in the five days since the New Year started, a death toll comparable with some of the nation's bloodiest weeks since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
The complete list of major events in Iraq this morning is quite a read . But there is no better way to find out what life is really like in the country than to read the blog of a Iraqi girl living through this nightmare . The title of her latest post tells you as much in two words as any journalist could in a hundred .
This article was composed by _H_ in the UK . It represents the view of a non American on the effects of American foreign policy and should be read as such