Two women thought to suffer from Down’s syndrome may have been unwilling suicide bombers in twin blasts that killed up to 73 people at pet markets in Baghdad today.
The first bomber instantly killed 45 people at a packed pet market in Baghdad in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital in six months.
This attack today shows how much: as Ed Morrissey explains,
In a way, this shows how desperate AQ has become. They obviously cannot fill their ranks with willing participants, and even hostages won’t suffice.
The Iraqis have shown al-Qaeda that they are more interested in building rather than destroying, and for that reason al-Qaeda has to prey on the disabled in order to carry out their murderous missions.
Ambassador Crocker: “There is nothing they won’t do if they think it will work in creating carnage.”
No one is more aware of that than the people of Iraq.