And In Other News…

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Car bombings shook the streets leading to Baghdad’s most revered Shiite Muslim shrine Wednesday, and police reported at least seven people were killed and 27 others wounded.

The simultaneous blasts at two key intersections in the Kazimiyah district were the latest blows in an unending series of apparent attacks by Sunni extremists bent on terrorizing Iraq’s Shiite majority and inflaming hostilities between the two sects.

Oh, and they may kick s out of their country by New Years Day.

The new bloodshed came a day after followers of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pushed through a resolution in parliament requiring the Baghdad government to obtain legislative approval for future extensions of the U.N. mandate for U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

The current mandate doesn’t expire until Dec. 31, but Tuesday’s action added to the debate — in Baghdad and Washington — over whether and when U.S. troops should be pulled out.