Friday, April 13, 2007

'Officials': Indications of attacks on the Green Zone apparent for months

Above: The United States Embassy inside the Green Zone

The Bush administration warned American diplomats and military personnel stationed in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone that they should expect more attacks like yesterday's bombing on Iraq's parliament as the plan to secure the capital pushes ahead.

Current and former officials at the U.S. Embassy said indications of attacks on the Green Zone have been apparent for months. Nevertheless, they said, yesterday's incident had a psychological effect on those working there.

"We've said there are going to be good days and bad days concerning the security plan, but the commanders are carrying on their responsibilities and working to try to make the population more secure," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.

Read the rest at the Washington Post

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