About the heinous terrorist crime in Baghdad
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement about the criminal terrorist bombings in Baghdad on 8th December 2009:
The vicious forces of terrorism have carried out another barbaric crime on 8th December 2009, which is a part of the series of bloody cowardly operations that began with "Bloody Wednesday" in September, targeting innocent civilians and seeking to inflict the most damage to our people and the biggest harm to the political process, and ultimately to achieve the evil objectives of restoring the rule of tyranny and dictatorship.
It is noteworthy that the terrorist attack, which caused the death of dozens of civilians and injured even a greater number of other citizens, came in the wake of an intensified political conflict that raged between the ruling forces over the undemocratic amendment to the law for electing the Parliament. These struggles were bound to have a negative impact on the security situation, giving impetus to the activity of terrorist forces that have committed this heinous criminal operation.
While we strongly condemn and deplore these criminal acts that are full of hatred for our people and homeland, we call upon the Government and relevant agencies to assume their responsibility to protect the citizens, prevent the recurrent deterioration in security.. to speed up purging the security forces of corrupt elements, pursue relentlessly the criminals; remnants of Saddam's Baath party, al-Qaeda, militias and gangs of organized crime, and bring them to justice.
We also call upon all the patriotic, democratic and Islamic forces, that are truly concerned for the interest of the Iraqi people, to rise to the challenges besetting our country and people, to put the national interest above any other consideration, and pool their efforts in the face of the activity of terrorist forces, to put a decisive end to it.
We extend our condolences to the families of the martyrs, and wish the wounded and injured a speedy recovery.
Shame to the enemies of the people and democracy
8th December 2009