Fearful Iraqis Weigh Working With U.S.
After two bombings in less than 24 hours killed at least 100 people at recruiting sites for the country’s new security forces, many Iraqis are questioning the wisdom and safety of seeking work with institutions that support the U.S.-led occupation. A vehicle bomb in Baghdad on Wednesday morning killed 47 people, many of whom were waiting outside a government building to apply for jobs in the new U.S.-trained Iraqi army. Lines at the main gate of the army recruiting center began forming before dawn, witnesses said, and hundreds of applicants had gathered by 7 a.m. Sometime between 7:15 and 7:30, a white Oldsmobile approached the gate, driven by a man whose face was covered with a red-and-white kaffiyeh, witnesses said. He stopped the car, which exploded seconds later. Full Story