BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber struck soccer fans celebrating Iraq's victory in the Asian Cup on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 31, police said.
The victims were among the thousands who took to the streets of the capital after the country's national soccer team beat South Korea to reach the tournament's final.
It is way too soon to crow, but can anyone really be surprised that the Sheiks and their tribes, the ex-Baathists and sundry insurgents are turning against al-Queda et al? You can see why the nasties would want to attack this celebration: it is a sign of Iraq re-entering the normal world, and it's an expression of joy, the enemy of all revolutionaries.
Iraq for the Asian Cup!