Call Me Nostraholden

From Holden:

Exactly one week ago I observed that the Green Zone is no longer safe. Sometimes it sucks to be right.

Eight people were killed today when two separate explosions were set off inside the heavily-controlled Green Zone in central Baghdad, an American military spokesman said.

Two Americans were believed to be among the dead. A military spokeswoman, referring to the Americans, said, “We don’t know if they were military or civilian,” Reuters reported.

The first blast took place near a cafe, and the second occurred in or near a bazaar, or market area, a spokesman for the First Cavalry Division, Maj. Philip J. Smith, said by telephone from Baghdad.