The Washington Post reports:
A bustling market in Baghdad's Sadr City became the capital's latest killing ground early Monday when a bomb hidden amid trash and clutter exploded in a fiery inferno, killing at least 26 people and wounding 60 ...This occurred even though
... U.S. and Iraqi forces had previously established a cordon around the teeming slum, which is controlled by the Mahdi Army militia ...These Shiite leaders have much more confidence in the ability of U.S. troops to secure an area than the past three years would justify.
Shiite leaders pointed to that U.S. operation Monday to accuse the Americans of complicity in the market blast, saying that because they were in charge of searching all vehicles going in and out of the area, they must have allowed in the bomb that was detonated at the market.
So far, 101 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq this month, making October the deadliest month for American forces since January 2005, when 107 U.S. soldiers were killed.Oh, wait, I almost forgot to remind you — "we’re winning” this war.