Market workers McCain visited this week are killed

The Australian: Truck bomb kills Iraqi schoolchildren

"The latest massacre of Iraqi children came as 21 Shia market workers were ambushed, bound and shot dead north of the capital.

The victims came from the Baghdad market visited the previous day by John McCain, the US presidential candidate, who said that an American security plan in the capital was starting to show signs of progress. "

Before this I was looking forward to McCain's next visit on The Daily Show to discuss the security progress in Baghdad, I mean, he only had 100 troops, snipers and several attack helicopters around him as he strolled around the [doomed] market. But the "ha-ha" is pretty much gone from the situation isn't it?

Written on April 4, 2007