(IRAQ, UCS News International) The world was shocked today when a massive car bomb detonated near a check point leading to the US controlled green zone. Early reports are suggesting the city of Bagdad and most of the nation was destroyed in the blast. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iraqi nation.
The US Department of Defense has reported the middle-eastern nation has suffered “significant damage”. Donald Rumsfeld spoke to reporters and confirmed “the US Army and Marine corps have suffered mass causalities”. The Secretary could not speculate on the loss of Iraqi lives. “Maybe 29 million, we don’t really track the civilian losses, Let’s see what CNN has to say tomorrow”
Rumsfled would not release the names of the estimated 180,000 Americans that were killed in the blast pending the notification of the effected families. The Pentagon later announced it would be spamming the e-mail of every American and fax blasting to contact each family. The Pentagon as stated that Secretary Rumsfled would not actually be signing the official death notification letters per the policy he established in the days following the fall of Bagdad.
George W. Bush is said to be “Cautiously optimistic” about what this will mean to the growth of democracy and the freedom of the surviving Iraqi people. Those on the scene are suggesting, due to the size of the bomb crater, that the surviving Iraq citizens will be living on beach front property. In the minutes following the blast the ruptured Persian Gulf began draining into the new Iraqi basin.