"Swimming Pool of Blood": Nearly 200 Killed in Baghdad
Events like this aren't getting much play today; one of the deadliest strings of bombings since the occupation began.
Nearly 200 people have been killed in a string of attacks in Iraq's capital, Baghdad - the worst day of violence since a US security operation began.
In one of the deadliest attacks of the last four years, some 140 people were killed in a car bombing in a food market in Sadriya district.
A witness said the area had been turned into "a swimming pool of blood".
The attacks came as PM Nouri Maliki said Iraqi forces would take control of security across Iraq by the year's end.
As the number of people killed in the Sadriya market bombing continued to climb, Mr Maliki called the perpetrators infidels and ordered the detention of the Iraqi army commander responsible for security in that area.
I really hope that this isn't what they meant by "surge"; the attacks are getting more frequent if anything.