The blast in the Iraqi Parliament building inside the Green Zone in Baghdad was intended to be a propaganda blow against the US, and it was. So much for George Bush’s surge, and for John McCain’s run for President. I’m also surprised that the stock market went up after the blast. Clearly New Yorkers have forgotten about 9/11 and don’t care about the American troops threatened daily in Iraq, much less about the poor Iraqis who have suffered many more casualties than New Yorkers did on 9/11 or since. They don’t care! New Yorkers got their millions from the government after 9/11, unlike the Oklahoma City victims. And what about the Iraqis? They can’t even get visas for the US when they are threatened with death because they helped Americans in some way.