“…The trial of Mr. Hussein unfolded on television as blast after blast rocked the capital, raining debris across entire blocks and flooding hospital wards with lacerated victims.
After one car bomb exploded at noon in a Shiite district of downtown Baghdad, firefighters and witnesses struggled to pry two blackened bodies from the front seats of a charred sedan. The wailing crowd lifted the bodies out, shouted “God is great!” and marched down the street bearing the corpses aloft.
Nuns from a nearby convent rushed toward the flaming wrecks of cars clutching metal buckets of water.
“I’m going to sell my restaurant because I want to leave Iraq,” said Nour Sabah, 52, as he watched from the sidewalk, standing atop shards of glass. “They just want to destroy the lives of people. They don’t want Iraqi people to live ordinary lives.”
An Interior Ministry official said that at least 4 people had been killed and 16 injured in that bombing. Earlier, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a gasoline station in the Shiite neighborhood of New Baghdad, killing at least 23 people and injuring 51. The deadliest attack took place in the evening, when a car bomb exploded by a marketplace in the northern Hurriyah neighborhood, killing at least 25 and wounding at least 43.”