A terrorist suicide car bomber crashed into a US transport vehicle, and killed at least 3 female US Marines, and 2 men in Fallujah, and wounded another
10 more. The female team was being transported to checkpoints to perform routine searches on June 23, 2005, when the bomber attacked.
Another four car bombs in Baghdad on Thursday killed about 17, and injured about 60 others. A suicide bomber in the Karada area also killed another 12 civilians, three police officers, and wounded another
On Wednesday there were five coordinated car bombings in Baghdad that killed 18 people, and wounded 46 others. One of the bombings
occurred outside the offices of Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shiite religious leader who controls the Madhi army. The terrorist attacks appear to be an effort by Sunni terrorist groups to create a civil war in Iraq, between
Shiite Iraqi groups, and Sunni groups in favor of either al Qaeda, or the old Hussein regime.
President Bush is meeting with Shiite Iraqi Prime Minister al Jafari in Washington today to discuss the insurgent attacks, and the Iraqi constitution. Jafari has
called for more training of Iraqi troops.
As a result of the Iraq War, and opposition to Bush’s social security plan President Bush’s popularity has fallen to an all time low in the US, and
California. The San Francisco Chronicle June 24, 2005 reported that only 28 percent of Californian’s support Bush’s handling of the war. In an
Associated Press-Ipsos Poll on June 10, 2005 indicated that national support for Bush’s handling of the Iraq War has fallen to 41 percent.
Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld rejected US Senate requests for some kind of time frame for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq during Senate
Hearings on Thursday. Senator Kennedy said that the Iraq war has become a "seeming intractable quagmire," during Senate hearings, and renewed
debate about the withdrawal of US troops.