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March 01, 2005
SUICIDE BOMBING IS BAD PR: Yesterday, I commented on the massive terror bombing in Iraq: " I don't generally cover the bombing-of-the-day stories, just as I don't link all the 'key aide of Zarqawi captured' stories. But this is a big one. Will it win over any Iraqis to the insurgents' side, though? Seems doubtful. And it won't win any friends for Syria, either, given that it's seen as supporting the insurgents."
Thousands of mostly black-clad Iraqis protested Tuesday outside a medical clinic where a suicide car bomber killed 125 people a day earlier, braving the threat of another attack as they waved clenched fists, condemned foreign fighters and chanted "No to terrorism!"
This isn't shocking, really.