The Accountability and Justice Commission reared its ugly head again even as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tries any tactic that could allow him to retain power. Meanwhile, a massive triple bombing took place in Karbala. Overall, at least 16 Iraqis were killed and 83 more were wounded in the latest violence.
Violence was light today, but several stories that are all possibly election related made the headlines. The most important ones are the creation of a new Ba’athist blacklist, attacks against Christians, and the strange story about 67 unidentified bodies that a candidate told at a press conference. Unless those 67 corpses turn up, only one Iraqi was killed today and five more were wounded.