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December 8, 2009
Posted: 1725 GMT

After a month of relative calm in Iraq, a devastating string of coordinated suicide bombings has killed more than 100 people in Baghdad. Once again, insurgents (the government is blaming Al Qaeda linked terrorists) struck near official buildings in various neighborhoods.

This shows a degree of coordination and planning that must worry Iraqi leaders and the United States, a few months before national elections.

We are live in Baghdad.

Fresh attacks in Pakistan as well, blamed again on Taliban militants. Recent bombings in Pakistan have killed hundreds in just the last few weeks. There as well, the aim is to destabilize the country's leadership and send a message that security forces cannot keep the population safe. We will bring you the latest.

We will take you live to Afghanistan and Capitol Hill, where U.S. officials are discussing and defending President Obama Afghanistan strategy. First, the U.S. defense secretary made a surprise visit to Kabul and met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Then, the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, is testifying on Capitol Hill. We will tell you what the man who asked for a troop surge in Afghanistan is telling lawmakers today.

And, the latest on what is turning out to be a rather sad story for Tiger Woods' family. Amid rumors of chronic infidelity and broken vows, we are learning that Woods' mother-in-law was rushed to the hospital today. We will bring you the latest on that story.

Plus a live report from Copenhagen where there is some optimism that a move in the United States might help broker a deal at the climate summit.

See you at the IDesk!

Hala

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Khalifa Lame   December 8th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

If you take a bomb and blow up dozens of people, you could go home and celebrate... However, if you blow up dozens of people and yourself, then what's in it for you? These people are sick in the head!

Khalifa Lame   December 8th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

In Islam, whoever kills himself just bought himself a one-way ticket to hell. And whoever kills innocent people should be killed! I think it's about time we stopped calling terrorists muslims!

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