A powerful blast destroyed a house in western Baghdad during an overnight police raid that turned into a devastating ambush. It flattened nearby buildings and killed at least 28 people, including seven Iraqi officers.
...An Iraqi police official said the attack was evidently an ambush and that massive amounts of explosives were used.
The attack happened late on a day that had already seen about two dozen police and other Iraqi security force personnel killed...
"There are some who feel like that conditions are such that they can attack us there," Bush told reporters at the White House. "My answer is: Bring them on. We have the force necessary to deal with the situation."