Baghdad police attack 'kills 28'
A suicide bomber kills 28 people at a police academy in Baghdad, as the US says it will withdraw 12,000 troops by September.
- ATTACKS LIKE THIS WILL PICK UP MOMENTUM BETWEEN HERE AND SEPTEMBER.
- WHEN YOU TELL THE ENEMY YOU'RE BAILING, THEN THEY GET MORE ENTHUSIASM.
*******UPDATE: US Contractor Protecting Diplomats in Iraq Killed
A U.S. veteran who returned to Iraq as a civilian contractor protecting American diplomats was killed by a sniper, his mother said.
Justin Pope, 25, died after being shot Wednesday, Patricia Salser told The Associated Press on Saturday.
He worked for Falls Church, Va.-based DynCorp International, which did not answer messages seeking comment. Detroit-area television station WJBK said Pope served two military tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and that as a civilian was assigned to protect U.S. diplomats in Kirkuk.
DynCorp is one of three U.S.-based security contractors that work for the State Department in Iraq.
Salser said her son joined the Marines after graduating from Riverview High School in 2002. Survivors include his wife and a 7-year-old son.
- OBAMA HAS EMBOLDENED THE ENEMY.
- HE'S NOT FOR PEACE; HE'S ON THE OTHER SIDE.