Last 12 Iraqis in Baghdad killed by car bomb

Saturday, December 9th, 2006 - 4:33 pm PST

The last twelve remaining Iraqis in the city of Baghdad were killed this morning when a car bomb exploded just outside the city’s US-protected safety area or “green zone”. It was the 30,916th car bomb attack in Baghdad this year, bringing the Iraqi population of the city down to 0 from its high of nearly 7 million at the start of the US-lead invasion in 2003. US President George Bush commented that the complete depopulation of Baghdad was “unfortunate,” but that he believes it is a price worth paying for the establishment of democracy in the Iraqi capital.