Iraqi Car Bombings Hit 3 'Western' Hotels

Near the site of one Monday carbombing in Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/Associated PressLove and Peace| Suicide car bombers struck three major hotels in downtown Baghdad today, the Ishtar Sheraton, followed by the Babylon and the Hamra. At least 36 people are dead and 71 wounded.

Read the ‘contained’ report from the NY Times.

Al Jazeera agrees with the facts but expands the story with concerns that Iraqi security forces have been infiltrated and pose a seroius new safety threat.

Without suggesting linkage, Al Jazeera mentions that the attacks occurred the same day that Ali Hassan al-Majid, the cousin of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, was executed by hanging in Iraq for crimes against humanity. Read on.